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.