Conexon in the News

Fiber internet on its way to middle Georgia through new partnership

By Conexon | July 5, 2022

June 28, 2022 by Haley Janes (41NBC/WMGT) – Ocmulgee EMC is planning to partner with Conexon Connect in order to provide more Georgians in rural areas high-speed fiber broadband service….

LPSC approved first co-op to offer internet service

By Conexon | April 29, 2022

MANY, La. – The first Louisiana rural electric cooperative to enter the internet business will begin construction next month on a broadband service for its 11,500 members, thanks to approval…

Tri-County becomes the first electric co-op in Florida to tackle FTTH

By Conexon | April 19, 2022

Florida-based Tri-County Electric Cooperative teamed with Conexon Connect to deploy a 2,400-mile fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, aiming to deliver high-speed broadband to all of its members within the next few years….

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…

Conexon Connect gets $435M in latest RDOF round to serve fiber through rural co-ops

By Conexon | November 15, 2021

Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Broadband World News The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave its blessing for another $700 million in winning bids to be authorized through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund…

Conexon confirms coming to Franklin to build fiber network

By Conexon | August 12, 2021

By Joe Curtis / [email protected] Conexon Connect will build a fiber network bringing high-speed broadband internet capabilities to rural Franklin Parish, according to Jonathan Chambers, a top executive for Conexon….

Conexon launches Construct splicing business to enhance fiber network construction processes

By Conexon | August 12, 2021

Jul 27th, 2021 Presented as Conexon’s latest turnkey service option for electric cooperatives, Construct includes not only job- and project-ready professionals, but a school to train fledgling fiber splicers. –…

Conexon Invests, Expands High Speed Broadband in Rural Missouri

By Conexon | July 13, 2021

Conexon, a professional consulting company that works exclusively with electric cooperatives to bring fiber to homes in rural communities across the country, recently announced plans to partner with Osage Valley…

Louisa County in Virginia Announces Rural Broadband Project with Conexon Cooperative as Partner

By Conexon | March 3, 2021

The Louisa County Virginia Board of Supervisors announced on March 1 a new countywide initiative to deliver high-speed fiber internet service to 100% of the county’s residents and businesses. The…

“This Isn’t a Game:” The RDOF Auction, Unforced Errors, and Getting Infrastructure Funding Right

By Conexon | March 2, 2021

The conclusion of the RDOF auction was met with a good deal of drama and uncertainty, leaving many of us working after the fact to understand the policy and practical…

How coronavirus stimulus funds helped one state create a ‘broadband miracle’

By Conexon | February 26, 2021

When Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and lawmakers in the Mississippi legislature got $1.2 billion in federal money from the first stimulus bill in March, they decided to do something different….

Cookson Hills Electric to Offer Gigabit Broadband

By Conexon | February 11, 2021

Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative has secured more than $4 million through the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction to launch and deploy gigabit speed-capable broadband…

$10 million federal grant to let Natchez Trace EPA offer area broadband service

By Conexon | February 10, 2021

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Natchez Trace Electric Power Association’s (EPA) wholly-owned subsidiary NT Spark, LLC, has secured more than $10 million through the Federal…

How About an Amnesty Program for Over-Zealous RDOF Winners?

By Conexon | February 10, 2021

Conexon formed the Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium, a bidding entity representing 90 cooperatives that, collectively, won $1.1 billion in the auction – and while members of that group appear well-positioned to meet…

Conexon’s Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium Wins $1.1B in FCC RDOF Auction

By Conexon | February 4, 2021

By: BBC Wires February 3rd, 2021 KANSAS CITY, Mo.-  Conexon, a rural fiber network design and construction management provider, and members of its Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium (RECC) have been awarded…

REA will bring fiber net to Southwest Arkansas

By Conexon | February 3, 2021

by Christy Busby Feb. 1 2021 @ 8:18pm TEXARKANA, Ark. – Southwest Arkansas Rural Electric Cooperative will soon offer high-speed internet to all of the 26,000-plus homes it serves, thanks to more…

Prince George Electric Co-op gets $6M in federal funds to expand rural broadband service

By Conexon | February 3, 2021

By Bill Atkinson– The Progress-Index Published 9:50am ET, Feb 1st, 2021 Prince George Electric Cooperative’s Ruralband subsidiary is getting more than $6 million from the Federal Communications Commission to expand…

Pearl River Valley receives $25 million to build internet service

By Conexon | February 3, 2021

By WDAM Staff | February 1, 2021 at 4:28 PM CST – Updated February 1 at 4:28 PM From Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association Communications COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) _ A subsidiary of…

Delta Fiber gets $47M to expand broadband

By Conexon | February 2, 2021

By Gerard Edic -Staff Writer | January 30, 2021 – Updated January 31 Delta Fiber, wholly owened subsidiary of Greenwood-based electric cooperative Delta Electric, has been awarded $46.9 million in grant support…

PRVEPA Launching Internet Service for Customers

By Conexon | February 1, 2021

By Renaldo Hopkins | January 14, 2021 at 10:23 AM CST – Updated January 14 at 10:23 AM COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) – Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association is launching a fiber-to-the-home network…

The Electric Co-op Rural Broadband Movement is underway!

Electric cooperatives across the country are making a significant impact in rural America, making a brighter future possible for millions!

Through the tireless efforts of Conexon’s partner cooperatives, more than 100,000 electric co-op members have been connected to gigabit-capable networks, and are today realizing the education, economic and lifestyle benefits of world-class broadband. We celebrate their success and invite other cooperatives to join the movement to bridge the digital divide!

Co-Mo Connect: 3,800 miles Built, 23,000+ subscribers connected.                  OzarksGo: 4,700 miles Built, 31,182 subscribers connected.                United Fiber: 2,810 Miles built, 20,150 subscribers connected.                Midwest Energy (MEC): 2,000 miles built, 12,500 subscribers connected.