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Missouri Department of Economic Development Awards SEMO Electric Cooperative $16.6 Million for Broadband Development

Through the American Rescue Plan Act, the Missouri Department of Economic Development awarded $261 million to 60 recipients. SEMO Electric Cooperative was allocated $16,602,060 for three broadband projects in Butler and Stoddard Counties.

Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative CEO Urges Congress to Prioritize Broadband in Rural America

As congress weighs programs to include in the new Farm Bill, electric cooperatives have weighed in.  Aaron Young, president and co-CEO of 17,000 member Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, recently said that rural broadband which connects every home, business and community with reliable internet service should be a priority in the bill when speaking at a Farm Bill listening session...

Two Illinois Electric Cooperatives to Receive $36 Million in Federal Broadband Funding

Hamilton County Telephone Co-Op and Shelby Electric Cooperative Inc. are the recipients of more than $36 million in federal funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to expand high-speed internet in their service territories.

Alabama Electric Cooperatives to Use Grant Funds for Broadband Network

A new $82.45 million grant will be used by Fiber Utility Network, a corporation formed by eight rural electric cooperatives, to fund broadband expansion efforts in unserved rural areas.

Choptank Electric Cooperative Receives $23 Million for Fiber Expansion

Choptank Electric Cooperative in Maryland has been awarded $23 million from the state to provide high-speed internet to residents. The grant help provide internet service to almost every unserved address in Caroline County.

New Mexico to Receive Funds for Rural High-Speed Internet

New Mexico will receive more than $100 million for high-speed internet projects in rural areas. The projects, part of a $401 million national funding announcement, are supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect program.

NRECA Broadband Provides New Support Services to Cooperatives

NRECA Broadband is launching a new service tier to provide strategic communication services, education and events, and focused business and technology support to participating electric cooperatives.

Central Florida Electric Cooperative Approves Broadband Expansion

The Board of Directors for Central Florida Electric Cooperative approved a network project to provide internet to customers. The project will also permit the utility to use smart grid technology to better manage outages.

Consortium of Indiana Electric Cooperatives Participate in Statewide Broadband Collective

Accord Telecommunications Collaborative, a broadband service provider composed of twenty-one Indiana electric cooperatives, has invested in Hoosier Net, LLC, the first statewide network to provide internet to unserved communities in Indiana.

Gibson Electric Membership Corporation Awarded State Grant

Gibson Electric Membership Corporation has been awarded a $4,650,880 grant through the Kentucky Broadband Deployment Program. The grant will be used to help bring high-speed, fiber-based internet to 1,763 users in Kentucky.

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