Conexon in the News

South Central Connect Delivers Critical Broadband Across Rural Arkansas, Eyes Significant Expansion with the Calix Intelligent Access EDGE

By Conexon | May 7, 2020

Associated Press | SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 7, 2020– Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that South Central Connect, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative (SCAEC), is future-proofing…

Best case scenario: Early broadband build-out leaves some rural areas prepared for online work and school

By Conexon | May 6, 2020

By Anna Brugmann Columbia Daily Tribune Posted May 4, 2020  Two years after Gov. Jay Nixon created the Missouri Rural Broadband Initiatives and nearly seven years before Missouri would codify…

Tri-County announces $50M plan for internet

By Conexon | May 6, 2020

Gene Zaleski  May 6, 2020 | The Times and Democrat Tri-County Electric Cooperative says it is investing about $50 million over the next three years to build a fiber optic…

Piece by Piece: Missouri Rural Broadband Providers Work to Fill In Coverage

By Conexon | May 4, 2020

By Anna Brugmann Columbia Daily Tribune Stephanie Gooden is past the point of wondering if rural broadband is a necessity. “It’s far past time and we need to get going,”…

Conexon Launches RDOF Mapping Platform for FCC Auction Success

By Conexon | May 1, 2020

Published May 1, 2020 | BBC Wires KANSAS CITY, MO — Conexon, a provider of design and management services for the construction of rural fiber-optic networks, has launched its breakthrough Interactive…

Small Town, Gig City – Noble Bridges the Digital Divide

By Conexon | April 30, 2020

April 2020 | Mary Logan Wolf | Oklahoma Living Magazine How does a small town celebrate the liberation from decades of doddering internet service to its rebirth as a modern…

As Industry Seeks Changes to RDOF Timing Amid COVID-19, Status Quo is Expected

By Conexon | April 30, 2020

TOP NEWS|30 Apr 2020| by Monica Hogan As the coronavirus pandemic heightens the need for ubiquitous broadband access, some want the FCC to hurry release of Rural Digital Opportunity Fund money….

Need for Fiber Clear Because of COVID-19 Crisis

By Conexon | April 20, 2020

This article is reprinted with permission of Warren Communications News. Do not further redistribute without written permission from Warren:, 202-872-9200 or [email protected] Top News| 16 Apr 2020 | Ref: 2004150069 | by…

Broadband Breakfast Live Online – Infrastructure Investment in a Time of COVID19

By Conexon | April 20, 2020

Broadband Breakfast Live Online on recorded on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 12 Noon ET – “Infrastructure Investment in a Time of COVID-19: Turning to Governments, Angels or Capital Markets?” Follow…

Electric Cooperatives Connect Rural Southeast to Bring Better Internet Access

By Conexon | April 15, 2020

BY KATIE KIENBAUM | DATE: 15 APR 2020 ILSR.ORG Two more electric cooperatives recently announced plans to build Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks to connect their rural members in the southeastern United…

Musk’s SpaceX Looking to Compete for $16 Billion in Federal Broadband Subsidies

By Conexon | March 12, 2020

By Ryan Tracy and Brody Mullins | March 12, 2020 5:30 am ET WASHINGTON—Elon Musk’s SpaceX is seeking to qualify for federal subsidies to provide broadband service to rural…

Electric cooperatives could be the key to solving the rural digital divide

By Conexon | March 10, 2020

Marguerite Reardon February 9, 2020 5:00 AM PST Presidential candidates look to power companies created under the 1930s New Deal to solve a 21st century issue for rural Americans….

M-Pulse Fiber availability anticipated for early 2021

By Conexon | February 13, 2020

By JOHN H. WARD Monroe Journal, Feb 12, 2020 BECKER – The Monroe County Electric Power Association Board of Directors held its first meeting at its new headquarters in Becker…

The FCC just voted to establish the RDOF with Conexon’s clearing round provision included, favoring electric cooperatives!

By Conexon | February 12, 2020

We are excited to be present for the announcement today in Washington. This means significantly more funding available for electric cooperatives to build gigabit-capable networks to serve members throughout rural…

FCC: Kicking Off the New Year in a Big Way

By Conexon | January 18, 2020

January 8, 2020 – 3:40 pmBy Ajit Pai | FCC Chairman This week, I and 170,000 of my closest friends are kicking the new year into high gear at the Consumer Electronics…

USDA Invests $2.85 Million in Rural Broadband for Tennessee Families

By Conexon | October 21, 2019

(Published on, Halls, TN, Oct. 18, 2019) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $2,856,167 in high-speed broadband infrastructure to…

Tombigbee Electric bringing fiber Internet to homes, businesses in Lee, Itawamba counties

By Conexon | August 15, 2019

By RBNews – August 10, 2019 TUPELO, Miss. – Tombigbee Electric Power Association (TEPA), a non-profit, member-owned electric power association, today announced its plans to move ahead with a fiber-to-the-home…

Northeast Mississippi electric power providers announce plans to provide broadband Internet service

By Conexon | August 10, 2019

By Danny McArthur Daily Journal – Aug 10, 2019 TUPELO • In what is being described as a historic moment on par with when Tombigbee Electric Power Association first offered electricity…

Tombigbee Electric Power Association Will Bring Internet Services To Some Area Counties

By Conexon | August 10, 2019

By Stephanie Poole – August 10, 2019| LEE COUNTY, Miss.(WCBI) – Tombigbee Electric Power Association announced a plan to begin a broadband network service. Tombigbee is one of the…

Fast 50: Conexon’s rural broadband work brings high-speed growth

By Conexon | August 9, 2019

By Juliana Garcia  – Staff Writer, Kansas City Business Journal ConexonRank: No. 8Growth 2016-2018: 162.43% The dearth of high-speed internet service is a serious impediment to rural communities working to retain and attract…

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.