Conexon in the News

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…

Conexon Launches Turnkey Marketing Service To Support Electric Cooperatives Delivering High-Speed Fiber Internet To Rural Communities

By Conexon | December 4, 2020

Portfolio of solutions equips co-ops with breadth of customer education, communications resources, and creative branding and design services By AIT News Desk On Dec 4, 2020 Rural fiber-optic network design and construction management leader Conexon has…

Crews Work Tirelessly to Bring Rural Broadband to Monroe County

By Conexon | December 3, 2020

By JOHN H. WARD Monroe Journal |  Dec 2, 2020 Crews in white bucket trucks and four-wheelers with spools of cable have been busy the last couple of months working…

Cable Companies Won’t, So Rural America Is Building Its Own Broadband Network

By Conexon | October 28, 2020

With the pandemic, reliable broadband internet has become a new necessity. Co-ops are stepping in where Big Telecom won’t. By TERESA CAREY | Freethink.com 28 Oct, 2020 06:30 PM Shaw…

Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium becomes first electric co-op consortium to qualify for RDOF auction participation

By Conexon | September 2, 2020

Congratulations to the Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium (RECC) for achieving a critical milestone in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) process and taking one more step to close the Digital…

Natchez Trace EPA gets second grant for pilot broadband project

By Conexon | August 26, 2020

HOUSTON — Natchez Trace Electric Power Association recently received $417,209 in a second round of funding from the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband Covid-19 grant program, Natchez Trace General Manager Shawn…

How Electric Cooperatives in Mississippi Have Taken the Lead in Broadband Expansion — Community Broadband Bits Podcast Episode 423

By Conexon | August 18, 2020

Tue, August 18, 2020 | Posted by Ry Marcattilio-McCracken This week on the podcast Christopher talks with Ron Barnes, President and CEO Biloxi-based Coast Electric Power, an electric cooperative in Mississippi…

Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Get $65 Million for Rural Broadband Through CARES Act

By Conexon | August 5, 2020

8/5/20 at 2:37 PM by Joan Engebretson Fifteen Mississippi rural electric cooperatives have won a combined total of $65 million in rural broadband funding through the CARES Act passed earlier this year…

Portman, Brown, Braun, Bennet, Jones, Upton & Clyburn Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Accelerate Broadband Access Nationwide

By Conexon | July 3, 2020

July 2, 2020 |  Press Release on portman.senate.gov WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mike Braun (R-IN), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced…

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: 3,700 miles Built, 20,000 subscribers connected.                  OzarksGo: 7,000 miles Built, 15,000 subscribers connected.                United Fiber: 1,700 Miles built, 13,500 subscribers connected.                Midwest Energy (MEC): 2,000 miles built, 12,500 subscribers connected.