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M-Pulse Fiber availability anticipated for early 2021

By February 13, 2020No Comments

BECKER – The Monroe County Electric Power Association Board of Directors held its first meeting at its new headquarters in Becker on Feb. 4. As part of business, meeting times, a name for the broadband subsidiary and the anticipated rollout time frame for high-speed internet availability were among the talking points.

Monroe County EPA General Manager Barry Rowland announced the new internet subsidiary will have a name, thanks to a submission from cooperative member Crystal Murray. Her nomination to MCEPA’s call for entries was the word “pulse.”

Rowland said the board added “M” for Monroe County, creating the name M-Pulse Fiber LLC. He added the time frame to begin providing service to the first hook-ups is projected to be early next year.

In a related matter, Rowland said MCEPA selected Conexon, LLC to serve as the consultant to engineer the project to bring fiber-to-home service to its customers. During the next few weeks, management and partners with Conexon will meet to coordinate a plan to launch the new broadband subsidiary.

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Conexon works with Rural Electric Cooperatives to bring fiber to the home in rural communities. The company is composed of professionals who have worked in electric cooperatives and the telecommunications industry, and offer decades of individual experience in business planning, building networks, marketing and selling telecommunications. Conexon offers its electric cooperative clients end-to-end broadband deployment and operations support, from a project’s conception all the way through to its long-term sustainability. It works with clients to analyze economic feasibility, secure financing, design the network, manage construction, provide operational support, optimize business performance and determine optimal partnerships. To date, Conexon has assisted nearly 200 electric cooperatives, nearly 50 of which are deploying fiber networks, with more than 150,000 connected fiber-to-the-home subscribers across the U.S. The company has secured more than a quarter of a billion dollars in federal and state grants for its clients.

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