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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.

Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative Appoints Two Employees as Chief Executive Officers

The Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has filled the vacant chief executive officer position with two employees who have both contributed significantly to the cooperative’s broadband efforts.

Arkansas Cooperatives Invest in Broadband Expansion

Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Craighead Electric Cooperative, along with several other Arkansas electric cooperatives, are forming a new wholesale broadband provider, Diamond State Networks. The organization will provide broadband access to over 1.25 million residents of rural Arkansas with over 50,000 miles of fiber lines.

NRECA Creates Membership Service Tier to Focus on Rural Broadband

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has created a new membership tier for cooperatives considering or currently providing broadband services. This membership group is designed to help provide assistance with strategy and support for a wide range of related issues, including technology, communication, regulations, and federal policy. NRECA anticipates that about...

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