Helping Electric Co-ops Bring
Fiber Broadband to Every
Rural Home & Business

Electric Co-ops
Billion Secured

Transforming rural communities with the power of high-speed internet, mile by mile of fiber to the home

Conexon is committed to working with electric cooperatives and communities across the nation to help to bridge the Digital Divide by investing the resources to deploy fiber broadband networks across rural America.

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Fiber broadband success starts with effective planning and in-depth feasibility analysis.

Conexon makes broadband make sense when others can’t. We craft innovative solutions to suit co-ops of all shapes and sizes across the country, including those that may have conducted previous feasibility studies with discouraging results.

Conexon’s projects are the most successful in the country – because they start with a comprehensive, accurate and realistic feasibility study.

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Conexon's proven history of funding success – more than $2 billion secured to date

Conexon is the definitive industry leader in rural fiber broadband funding and regulatory initiatives. Conexon has turned the billions in broadband dollar awards into over 200,000 miles of fiber that today reaches more than 1.1 million rural Americans.

With our partners, we build more fiber broadband than anyone else in the nation – by helping our co-ops with resources that start with effective planning and funding.

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Conexon can design your fiber network in minutes instead days or weeks

Conexon’s unparalleled autodesign process revolutionizes fiber design by automating time-consuming manual work, such as determining infrastructure viability and mapping fiber routes.

Our proprietary Distribution Design technology is fully customizable to meet our clients’ needs today and in the future – enabling co-ops to plan for high adoption with the highest accuracy.

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Our decades of co-op experience drive your co-op’s broadband build success

Conexon’s construction management team brings together industry leaders with decades of expertise in all aspects of building and deploying an FTTH network. We innately understand how to align with the electric co-op approach at the most efficient cost, using optimal construction solutions and technology for your infrastructure.

As experienced fiber project managers with key supply chain connections, we ensure all of the moving parts of these complex projects work cohesively to deploy your network on time and on budget.

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Turnkey marketing and operating services for fiber-to-the-home success

Conexon leverages decades of telecom experience and unmatched expertise in FTTH network deployment to offer a comprehensive suite of marketing solutions that fuel the success of electric cooperatives deploying fiber broadband. From branding and web development to best-practice oriented communications, break-through creative and expert advice, we provide you with the tools and resources to effectively market your FTTH network.

For partners going beyond the basics, Conexon also provides voice and regulatory support and commercial sales consultation services, giving you the edge when navigating unique challenges and niche markets.

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Business-ready network support. Faster resolution. High member satisfaction.

Conexon’s Network Engineering and Technical Support Call Center, the only one of its kind, offers complete fiber network support services – designed for co-ops by co-op veterans. Our services enable you to provide an unmatched level of technical support and customer service to the members you serve.

Our experienced, always-available network engineers make it easy to uphold your co-op’s commitment to delivering reliable high-speed internet while eliminating the need for you to staff technical engineering positions in-house.

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secured with our partners in federal, state, and local funding.

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Helping over 300 electric co-op clients across the country
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Over 200,000 miles of fiber designed for cooperative clients
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More than 50,000 miles of fiber built each year
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1.1 million

More than 1.1 million rural Americans connected to world-class fiber broadband

The time is now: Conexon can help secure you funding

Considering a broadband build for your electric cooperative? There are billions in federal funding available that can jumpstart your co-op's broadband journey – if you know how to leverage it. Schedule a funding consultation for personalized analysis of how to build and operate broadband with maximum efficiency.

ISP Partnerships

Conexon Connect's innovative model for building broadband.

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To say that we are excited about this journey is an understatement. For more than 80 years, our cooperative has been committed to continuously improving the rural communities we serve, but bringing broadband is something different and unlike anything our membership has experienced. The impact on daily life for Washington EMC’s counties will truly be something inspiring to see.

Wendy Sellers, President and CEO

Washington EMC

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We know electric cooperatives play a critical role in connecting underserved areas and we are proud to partner with Conexon to help bridge the digital divide for our communities. This partnership will enable thousands of rural Georgians to finally access the same online connections as those in more urban areas, while allowing us to maintain focus on our core mission – providing reliable, affordable electricity to our members.

Michael McMillan, CEO

Southern Rivers Energy

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Our members have waited long enough for high-speed access to make telemedicine, remote learning, working from home and videoconferencing with loved ones a reality on a daily basis. Conexon Connect is making it possible for our members to access this vital service at last. We are ready to show them all the opportunities that open up in a more connected community.

Randy Crenshaw, President and CEO

Middle Georgia EMC

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This endeavor represents a huge opportunity for our rural communities in the Osage Valley service area to move forward with access to the technology that has powered lives in urban areas for years – but has been woefully absent for our members. With Conexon Connect guiding the process every step of the way, we know our members are in the best possible hands from start to finish and will receive exceptional service on a state-of-the-art network.

Jarrod Campbell, General Manager

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

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Fiber internet will help Satilla REMC stay up to speed with where the world is going today. The bottom line is, if you don’t have access to broadband, you’re being left behind. Our members need the connectivity to stay in touch and the ability to work from home, learn from home, or see their doctor from home. Our network with Conexon Connect will deliver all those options and more.

Romeo Reyes, President/CEO

Satilla REMC

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Our members will finally be able to achieve the same internet capabilities as those in big cities thanks to our partnership with Conexon Connect. We are ready to show our members what a more connected community looks like in today’s day and age.

Randy Crenshaw, President and CEO

Irwin EMC

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While the state of Georgia continues to experience growth, our cooperative remains stable—neither losing nor growing,” Tucker said. “Since we aren't expanding, we must explore ways to enhance the appeal and attractiveness of our communities to stimulate economic growth and development.

Tony Tucker

Mitchell EMC

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Without question, fiber broadband will be a gamechanger. The speed, reliability, affordability, and attention to customer service that Conexon’s network will provide will change lives from the moment it is deployed. We cannot wait to share that future with every one of our members and watch our communities flourish.

Jim Davis, General Manager

Sac Osage Electric Cooperative

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Flint is strengthening its overall electric system through a fiber backbone that gives us smart grid operational benefits that will enhance our ability to continue offering exceptional service to members. That initiative allows us to also meet the pressing needs of our unserved and underserved members for high-speed internet. We believe the time for us to act is now, and we’re thrilled to have found partners like Conexon and Conexon Connect to make this happen.

Jeremy Nelms, CEO

Flint Energies

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We can’t wait for our members to experience some of the same benefits that their urban and city counterparts experience, while pairing it with living in rural settings and enjoying the natural beauty our counties offer. Everyone will have access to this network – we’re not leaving anyone behind.

Julius Hackett, CEO

Tri-County Electric Cooperative

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The abrupt change in our lifestyles during the pandemic brought to light how far behind in broadband access Florida’s Heartland has been left. We began to research how Glades Electric could be part of the solution, which led us to Conexon to help us bridge the gap in a very affordable way and continue our mission of ‘Neighbors Working for Neighbors’.

Jeff Brewington, CEO

Glades Electric Cooperative

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Since Kenergy’s beginning, we have put our members first and continuously enhanced our services to fit their needs. We’re excited to take the next step to bringing them the fiber-to-the-home internet connection that they need. Rural communities in our area desperately need high-speed internet to stay in touch, whether that’s for telemedicine, work, or education. We are grateful to be the company that can give them that connection.

Jeff Hohn, President and CEO


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We are extremely pleased to partner with Conexon Connect to bring high-speed internet to Ocmulgee members. Our rural areas and communities have long waited for this kind of service and we are excited to bring them the economic, educational and other advantages broadband offers.

W H Peacock, General Manager

Ocmulgee EMC

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Our electric cooperative’s leadership sees firsthand the disadvantages associated with a lack of internet service. That’s why electric cooperatives throughout the state have been actively searching for partnerships with providers like Conexon to bring high-speed internet to our rural communities so our members are afforded the opportunity to participate in today’s digital world.

George Weaver, President/CEO

Central Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative

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Success Stories

Wherever you are in your fiber broadband journey, there are lessons to learn from the co-ops who have blazed the trail before you.

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Co-ops Connect brings you up close and personal with rural electric cooperatives who are tackling head-on the rewards and challenges of deploying high-speed fiber internet networks to their service territories.

Listen and learn from co-ops leaders about how to build a brighter, more connected future for your community with fiber to the home.

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