Launching a broadband network is only the beginning of a long journey that takes commitment, grit and sustained determination.

But co-op leaders are nothing if not determined to better the lives of those they serve. They understand that building a fiber-to-the-home network is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

Every co-op’s journey is different. From the small – serving economically distressed communities or areas with just one to two meters per mile – to those serving affluent, high-density communities rich in consumer and business members – each finds its own way.

Conexon has partnered with many of those co-ops currently in the middle of their journey. From helping to secure funding, designing and building networks, providing technical support and more, Conexon continues to foster their success. We invite you to read their stories.


Rapid Fiber Internet

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and for students in Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) territory during the pandemic, times were desperate.

Firefly Fiber Broadband

When Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) brought its members electricity, it inherently ‘lit up’ the rural, mountainous areas where they reside. So, it was only natural to continue ‘bringing the light’ with its fiber broadband subsidiary, Firefly Fiber Broadband.

Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative

Knowing the needs of its members, NELPCO began exploring how it would bring fiber to its members in communities across northeast Louisiana.

Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative

The cooperative has built out over 3,000 miles of fiber since the project began at the end of 2019 and has focused on building to their underserved members first.

North East Mississippi Electric Power Association

In late 2019, North East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s (NEMEPA) board and management made the bold decision to kick off a fiber-to-the home project to serve co-op members with much-needed high-speed internet.

Natchez Trace Electric Power Association

Like other co-ops serving rural areas, Natchez Trace EPA knew that educating its members on the benefits of fiber was going to be a key marketing focus.

MidSouth Electric Cooperative

MidSouth’s fiber-to-the-home project (FTTH) has other cooperatives in the area watching and learning as the co-op has rapidly deployed fiber and connected members to high-speed internet.

Coast Electric Power Association

Coast Electric was one of 15 EPAs awarded CARES Act funding in 2020, seven of which partnered with Conexon to meet the aggressive deployment schedule to deliver broadband to unserved and underserved Mississippi communities.

Petit Jean Electric Cooperative

Petit Jean Electric Cooperative’s fiber-to-the-home project poised to reach profitability in 2 years instead of 20 with RDOF funding

Tri-County EMC

Tri-County EMC serves 18,000 members with 22,100 electric meters in the central Georgia counties of Baldwin, Bibb, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson.

Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services

The construction of the fiber lines will follow PPCS’ existing power lines overhead and underground. The first phase of construction will include approximately 175 miles of fiber and pass nearly 1,500 homes.

Central Rural Electric Cooperative

With a population density averaging 5 meters per mile in its territory, the Oklahoma-based co-op is looking at a 5-to-7-year build for a 4,500-mile project.

Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op

Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op expands role as trusted community partner in northeast Michigan with construction of a 3,220-mile high-speed fiber broadband network 

Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Inc

Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative in southern Oregon is a beacon for communities with introduction of broadband that ‘fits the co-op spirit’

Pearl River Valley Electric Association

In less than one year, Pearl River Valley Electric Association shifted from no plans for broadband to establishing fiber entity for Gigabit-capable FTTH network in south central Mississippi

Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative

Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative translates RDOF award into opportunity to bring broadband beyond Texarkana region with 5,000-mile fiber network across 4 states

Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative

Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative is rewriting the story in rural Oklahoma with a fiber-to-the-home broadband revolution that leadership hopes members will be talking about for decades to come

Kosciusko Rural Electric Membership Corporation

Kosciusko Rural Electric Membership Corporation is transforming residential and commercial economic development in northern Indiana with construction of Gigabit-capable FTTH network

Delta Electric Power Association

In the Mississippi delta region that Delta Electric Power Association (EPA) serves, the challenges of constructing a fiber-to the-home (FTTH) network start with the environment: rural, hilly, and dotted with irrigation wells.

East Mississippi Power Association

The East Mississippi Electric Facebook page captured it all: Rural east Mississippians are desperate for high-speed broadband internet services.

Monroe County Electric Power Association

When Mississippi law changed in 2019, allowing electric power associations to deliver broadband services, Monroe County Electric Power Association (EPA) quickly initiated a study to determine the feasibility of offering service.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative

In distance, Columbia, South Carolina and the communities served by Tri-County Electric Cooperative are just a few miles apart. In internet quality, however, they are worlds apart.

Mississippi County Electric Cooperative

Mississippi County Electric Cooperative’s (MCEC) journey to provide broadband to its members began 10 years ago with a foray into satellite communications.

The Leading Rural Electric Co-op Consortium

As a result of Conexon's efforts, more than 250 co-ops are in the early stages exploring the opportunity to bring economic, educational and societal advantages to their communities and the members they serve with nearly 60 designing and constructing networks today. Contact us for a zero-cost electric cooperative consultation.