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Conexon Partner Randy Klindt is considered an electric cooperative broadband pioneer with over 20 years of experience, and is widely credited for architecting the most efficient, affordable and sustainable fiber-to-the-home design in use by electric co-ops today. Partner Jonathan Chambers has over 25 years of telecommunications regulatory and federal funding experience and spearheaded the largest, most successful bidding consortium in the FCC’s history. Together they have established Conexon as the leading end-to-end solutions provider for electric cooperatives serving their members and communities with fiber internet. To date, Conexon has assisted nearly 200 electric cooperatives — 50 of which are deploying fiber networks — helped connect more than 200,000 fiber-to-the-home subscribers across the U.S., and secured more than a quarter of a billion dollars in federal and state grants for its clients. More About Conexon
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Co-ops Connect FYI Industry updates and insights for electric cooperatives
considering or operating rural broadband networks.

Helping Co-ops Build, Launch & Operate
Fiber Internet Networks in Rural Communities

Conexon works with Rural Electric Cooperatives to bring fiber internet to the home in communities that lack reliable high-speed internet access. Conexon offers its electric cooperative clients comprehensive broadband deployment and operations support, working to analyze economic feasibility, secure financing, design the network, manage construction, provide operational support, optimize business performance and determine optimal partnerships. Our team of industry experts will guide your project from inception all the way through to long-term sustainability.

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Conexon Connect is the newly formed internet services provider (ISP) arm of Conexon formed to operate and manage co -op and investor-owned rural fiber networks. The Connect approach is to work exclusively with electric cooperatives to build, launch and deploy high-speed fiber-optic networks.

End-to-end services for rural internet that help
co-ops build brighter, more connected futures
for their communities

Fiber internet solutions for broadband network projects, start to finish

Conexon's Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium was

Awarded over $1.1 BILLION

in Federal Funding in the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase 1 Auction

Electric Cooperative Funding Success for Rural Broadband

In a complex regulatory environment, Conexon has demonstrated unmatched expertise in securing the federal and state broadband funding that is empowering electric cooperatives across the nation to deploy fiber networks and work to close the Digital Divide.

The Electric Co-op Rural Broadband Movement is growing!

Conexon and its partner cooperatives are transforming communities with high-speed rural internet, one mile of fiber at a time:

Co-ops Connect FYI Newsletter

Each week Conexon and Connect will be bringing you latest information about industry updates and insights for electric cooperatives considering or operating rural broadband networks!

View our latest and catch up on past issues!

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Co-ops Connect Podcast

Co-ops Connect is Conexon's podcast hosted by SVP of Marketing, Sales and Account Management, Abby Carere, bringing you heartfelt stories from Rural Electric Cooperatives deploying high-speed fiber internet networks to their service territories. We sit down with co-op leaders who are tackling head-on the rewards and challenges of bridging the Digital Divide in rural America, one mile of fiber at a time.

Conexon is proud to be at the forefront of the electric cooperative fiber broadband movement, partnering with co-ops across the country to transform communities with world-class fiber internet. Our values align with the cooperative principles of sharing resources and working together to improve services and lives of the members served by our co-ops.

No matter where your cooperative is in its fiber broadband journey, there are valuable lessons to learn from the co-ops who have blazed the trail before you. Listen and learn more about how your electric co-op can build a brighter, more connected future for your community with fiber to the home.

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News and Resources

Blog

Is Rural Electrification the Model for Rural Broadband?

By Conexon | May 18, 2021

As a nation, we can and should build fiber to every rural home, farm and business. A New Covenant.   It has become fashionable of late to reference the rural…

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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative selects Conexon to design and manage construction of world-class fiber-to-the-home network to reach up to 85,000 homes and businesses across nine counties

By Conexon | December 16, 2021

Rural broadband leader brings experience, extensive breadth and scope of capabilities to deliver Gigabit-speed internet to co-op members; Project expands FTTH network currently underway in Acworth and Sandwich communities  …

Media Mentions

What States, Communities, and Activists Need to Do to Make the Most of the Infrastructure Act – Episode 484 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

By Conexon | December 8, 2021

The two discuss the importance of rural cooperatives when connecting some of the most underserved areas of country. Chamber said the number of dollars isn’t what’s impacting the increased connectivity…