Client Success

Every electric co-op’s broadband journey is unique.

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Over 300 electric co-op clients
across the country
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Over 200,000 miles of fiber designed
for client partners
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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

Conexon Success Stories

Each electric cooperative finds its own way.

From the smallest, serving economically distressed communities or areas with just one to two meters per mile, to the largest, serving affluent, high-density communities rich in consumers and business members – there is a story to be told and valuable lessons to learn from the co-ops who have blazed the trail before you.

Conexon partners with electric cooperatives and community organizations at all stages of their fiber broadband journey. From helping to secure funding, to designing and building networks, to providing technical support and more, Conexon fosters the success of its partners. Together, we are working to transform rural America with mile after mile of fiber broadband.

Your success is our success. These are our stories.

Middle Georgia EMC logo Arial shot of a crop field with mountains in the background.

Middle Georgia EMC partners with Conexon Connect to bring fiber to the home to rural residential farming communities across central Georgia.

Middle Georgia EMC (MGEMC) serves extremely rural, residential farming communities in central Georgia and faces several challenges when it comes to internet in its communities.

Sac Osage Electric Cooperative logo Lift trucks in a open rural farm field.

From Dream to Delivery, Sac Osage Electric Cooperative Builds Fiber-to-the-Home Network the Cooperative Way

Partnership with Conexon Connect Streamlines Processes, Eases Funding Woes to Make Project a Reality in Rural Missouri.

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Conexon Fiber Broadband Models ‘Weather the Storm’ During Florida’s Hurricane Idalia

FTTH Impact, Recovery Efforts and Key Lessons For Restoration

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Building a Fiber Oasis in rural Florida: Reshaping Connectivity in an Internet Desert

Electric Co-op Navigates Challenges and Fosters Equity for Its Communities in the Heart of Florida

Southern Rivers Energy logo A large red barn with a water mill next to a man man waterfall and river.

Finding the ‘perfect partner’ for broadband: EMC wanted to go for it, but didn’t want to go it alone

Georgia’s Southern Rivers Energy teams up with Conexon Connect to be able to bring broadband to members without losing focus on their electric utility business.

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Seamless Connectivity Proves Key to Success for Central Georgia EMC Logistics Business

Conexon Connect Fiber Internet Revolutionizes Efficiency, Reliability for Local Distribution Company Hedge & Penn Logistics

Glades Electric Cooperative Inc. logo A dock perched over a lake with grassy marshes at sunset.

Navigating the Challenges of Agriculture, Alligators, and Low Density in Florida’s Rural Heartland

Conexon Connect and Glades Electric Cooperative connect customers to world-class broadband network in the heart of Florida

Mitchell EMC logo A tractor pulling a irrigation sprayer drives arross a bean field.

Mitchell EMC Fosters Community Growth in Rural Georgia with Fiber-to-the-Home Initiative

Project Aims to Unleash Economic Potential by Bridging the Broadband Gap in Southwest Georgia

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When Remote Learning was Too Remote, Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative Stepped Up

Pandemic Demonstrates Critical Need for High-Speed Internet Access in co-op’s rural Florida communities

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Blazing New Trails with Broadband in Western Kentucky

Conexon Connect and Kenergy enable customers to access Kentucky’s first electric cooperative broadband network

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Marketing Partnership Helps Boost Take Rate and Smooth Construction Schedules

RURALBAND partners with Conexon for marketing services to improve brand awareness and member education, increasing take rates by 310% in some areas.

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Trailblazing Florida’s Big Bend with Broadband

Conexon Connect and Tri-County Electric Cooperative connect customers to Florida’s first electric cooperative-launched broadband network

OE Connect logo A fiber cable stretches past the camera near some trees during autumn.

Co-op Brings Reliable Broadband to Rural New York When It is Needed Most

Within just over 3 years, Otsego Electric Cooperative and fiber subsidiary OEConnect closes in on goal of 3,500 subscribers connected

OEC Fiber logo Crane lifting a wall while building a fiber hut.

‘Overwhelming Response’ to Fiber Broadband Services Continues to Grow Over Five Years in Business

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative and fiber subsidiary OEC Fiber bridge the digital divide for Oklahomans and exceed goals by gaining nearly 33,000 fiber subscribers

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“We connect more and more customers each week. It’s created a wave that just hasn’t stopped, " George Weaver.

The partnership between Conexon and Central Georgia EMC started as a wish list. After pursuing broadband paths with other providers for more than a year, the large electric co-op recognized its leaders were looking for “more of a true partnership” for fiber broadband.

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Co-op ‘Brings the Light’ to Rural Central Virginians as Fiber Subsidiary Hits 15,000 Members Connected

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and Firefly Fiber Broadband lead the way with fiber-to-the-home project to every co-op member and beyond

Volt Broadband logo Volt Broadband Directors break ground with shovels.

Co-op Aims to ‘Bring the World’ to Northeast Louisiana with Fiber Broadband

Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative recognizes need to improve connectivity in its seven-parish territory and 11,000 members for agricultural advances and quality of rural life

Cumberland Connect logo Cumberland Connect employee group photo.

Cumberland Connect Reaches Major Milestones in FTTH Project

Tennessee cooperative’s fiber network build demonstrates super-charged growth and strategically scaled operations for broadband success

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Flint Energies paves the road to connectivity for its rural members

Georgia cooperative partners with Conexon Connect to bring fiber to the home to its unique rural footprint

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“SPARCs” are about to fly in Northeast Mississippi.

After reviewing the feasibility of constructing an FTTH network, the NEMEPA board voted in Fall of 2019 to move forward and selected Conxeon as its broadband partner, helping with design and managing labor.

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Marketing from the Ground Up in Rural Mississippi

Collaborating with Conexon helps Natchez Trace EPA build social presence and local education, powers take rates.

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Over 14,000 Connected and Counting.

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative and Wave Rural Connect bring high-speed internet to underserved communities.

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Four years of changing lives, building communities

Four years ago, the Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative leadership team made a bold decision – improve the lives of the co-op’s members through access to high-speed internet.

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Coast Connect has been working relentlessly!

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.

MidSouth Fiber Internet logo Electrician in a lift truck working on electrical wires.

Connecting rural Texas in under three years.

MidSouth’s accelerated fiber-to-the-home project helps close the digital divide, enabling rural areas to flourish as other co-ops take note.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative logo A covered bridge goes across a large river at sunrise.

Low density? No problem for Missouri’s Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

Conexon Connect model offers a viable path to broadband for every co-op.

Washington EMC logo Washington EMC group photo at partnership announcement.

Cooperative Principles come to life with Washington EMC fiber build

Whether sending line workers across state lines to assist in storm restoration or offering aid to employees in times of need, cooperatives regard one another as family and never hesitate to answer the call for help.

The Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corporation logo A wide open wheat field with tire tracks going through the center during sunset.

Working the land, wirelessly: Satilla REMC brings world-class fiber broadband to farmers in rural Georgia

The Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corporation (Satilla REMC) serves 57,000 homes and businesses in nine counties in southeast Georgia, which represents the largest electric cooperative service territory east of the Mississippi.

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“Fiber fixes everything.” Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services prepares to transform western Wisconsin with broadband buildout

In additional to the feasibility study and business planning, the co-op has engaged Conexon for network design, project management, and construction services.

Irwin EMC logo Two tractors with combines comb a field with dust clouds kicking up behind them.

Conexon Connect partnership with Irwin EMC set to transform life in rural south Georgia with world-class fiber to the home

It was the beginning of a new day back in 1936 when Irwin EMC brought electricity to the small, rural south Georgia community the cooperative served. Members anxiously awaited that single drop cord with a small bulb on the end. Little did they know the impact that electricity would have on their lives.

Petit Jean Fiber logo Crane lifting a fiber hut to the ground.

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

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

Beacon Broadband logo Beacon Broadband Directors breaking ground with shovels.

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

The mountainous terrain along the Pacific Ocean wasn’t going to make it easy to build the 1,400 miles of fiber needed to bring broadband service to these coastal towns. But the electric co-op’s leadership knew it was time.

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Conexon Connect partners with Mountain View Electric Association to build largest fiber-to-the-home network in rural Colorado

The electric cooperative is teaming up with Conexon Connect to launch and deploy a nearly 5,800-mile fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network that will reach 100% of the co-op’s members in the portions of its eight counties served in Colorado.

Tombigbee Fiber logo A view of a pond with dark trees in the background during sunset.

Installing community hotspots in unserved areas throughout cooperative territory to offer free public WiFi for residents.

One of the first electric power associations in Mississippi to move to fiber to the home, Tombigbee Fiber is planning a 3,000-mile build to offer service to 100% of its 45,026 members.

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‘Lightbulb moments’ power Tri-County EMC’s decision to build 1,600-mile FTTH network

The initial response revealed 98% of members were interested either in signing up automatically or considering a switch because current service wasn’t doing enough, or priced too high.

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Strong demand from out-of-territory residents – making up 10% of subscribers

Pioneering Bolt Fiber’s 2,169-mile FTTH project offers high-speed internet, TV and phone services for Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s 41,286 members and surrounding communities.

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Oklahoma’s Central Rural Electric Cooperative answers the need with fiber-to-the-home internet

Making a difference in the lives of its members is something Central Rural Electric Cooperative seeks to accomplish every day.

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

Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association in south central Mississippi wasn’t even considering entering the fiber broadband market one year ago. Its membership had been polled without much interest, and a past feasibility study was not positive.

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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

“I view access to high-speed internet as the last, best highway that we can build into our region that promotes economic growth and sustains the economies that we have.”

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Delta Electric Power Association to bring world-class FTTH service to the rural Mississippi delta region.

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.

Kosciusko Connect logo Kosciusko REMC group management photo.

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

Kurt Carver, President and CEO of Kosciusko Rural Electric Membership Corporation (KREMC), knows the power his cooperative’s fiber broadband project holds to transform the communities they serve.

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Rewriting the story of rural Oklahoma

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.

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Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative is at work on a 4,100-mile fiber network to reach over 18,000 members in the 10 central Oklahoma counties it serves.

The Canadian Valley territory is named for its location bounded on the north by the Deep Fork of the North Canadian River and on the south by the South Canadian River.

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Natchez Trace Electric Power Association Shines New Light on the Needs of Rural North Mississippi

with Pilot Project to Deliver World-Class FTTH Service

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Fast-Tracked Coast Electric Power Association's Broadband Project.

While Spotlighting the Tremendous Community Need in Coastal Mississippi.

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Our Members Have Spoken – Bringing Fiber to the Home for Rural East Mississippi

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

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The Path to Growth – Callaway Electric Cooperative’s FTTH Network

It didn’t take long to prove the need for broadband in Callaway Electric Cooperative’s rural Missouri territory – just about one day.

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Singing River Connect is making waves with super-fast fiber internet

The nearly 80,000 homes and businesses served by the electric co-op. Upon completion, the FTTH network will span 7,669 miles across nine counties in two states!

TriCo-Link logo A open grass field surrounded by trees sits in the vicinity of a large mountain.

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.

From the superfast, big pipe service of a major city to the spotty reliability, long outages and poky speeds of underserved rural communities, a 10-minute drive clearly illustrates the Digital Divide.

M Pulse Fiber logo A group of children hold a banner in front of Monroe County

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.

The initial take rate projections, however, weren’t encouraging – under 30%. Knowing that need was great in their area, General Manager Barry Rowland and his team took the additional step of asking members directly about their interest.

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CVEC Listens to the Echoing Sentiment From Its Members and Moves Forward to Build a FTTH Network

After Extensive Due Diligence, CVEC Partners With Conexon to Design and Build Its Network.

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OEC Builds a Fiber-to-the-Home Network to Serve 100% of Its Members

OEC Fiber partners with Conexon to bridge the gap.

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Network to Serve 100% of Its Members Leveraging Conexon As Its Partner. When time is short, stakes are high and you’re about to launch an entirely new business, true partnership boils down to the basics.

East Central Oklahoma Electric Continues the Trend to Build a Fiber-to-the-Home

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Forked Deer Electric Cooperative’s Recently Launched Fiber-to-the-Home Network Is Ushering In a New Era for Rural West Tennessee.

Communities are revitalized, households are connected, and perhaps most telling, “internet exiles” are coming home.

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Up for the Challenge - Moving Forward to Build Fiber to 100% of Its Members.

Realizing the possibilities - Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative's broadband build

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Like other cooperatives, MidSouth EC's initial focus was on bolstering its own communications and adding efficient smart grid capabilities to its electrical infrastructure.

That planning evolved as the co-op recognized the growing community need for broadband.

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Re-Energizing Rural Missouri – SEMO Electric’s Fiber-to-the-Home Network

SEMO partners with Conexon to build a FTTH network to serve 100% of its members

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At more than 100,000 members, CEMC is one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation to proceed with FTTH for members.

Currently well in its first phase of construction, the co-op is initially deploying service in its most rural areas where need was the greatest, versus deploying in dense areas to achieve early financial gains.

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Making Waves - Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Takes Fiber to the Home for All Members

For Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative's (AVECC) management team, broadband isn't just a business - it's a calling.

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Co-Mo Connect: From Leap of Faith to Internet Trailblazer

Serving Central Missouri communities desperate for internet service – with broadband available in only 15% of the territory – the co-op applied for government funds in 2010 to build out a high-speed network. Despite the enthusiasm, letters and lobbying from co-op members, however, the funding didn’t happen.

Next logo NEXT employee group photo in front of fleet of trucks.

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative – Opening a World of Opportunities

Of all the benefits North Arkansas Electric Cooperative’s (NAEC) broadband network will deliver, one rises to the top – opportunity.

Ozarks Go logo Ozarks Go employee group photo in front of a lift truck and fiber cables.

Pioneering OzarksGo Builds Fiber-to-the-Home Network for All Its Members

OzarksGo is blazing a trail that extends across Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma.

United Fiber internet logo A large river next to small pine forest in the background.

United Electric Cooperative has 7,500 co-op members and, at 2.5 meters per mile, the lowest density of any co-op in the country deploying FTTH.

Its deployment of TV, internet and phone has been highly successful.