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

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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 to rural areas, the member-owned electric power association announced Saturday that its board of directors voted to provide broadband internet to its servicing areas.

“This step is going to bring our community together with the same spirit we saw in the 1930s when our community came together to bring electricity to our rural farms and parts of the state, and this job is not done,” said Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. “This job is not done until that last house at the end of that dirt road in the most rural community has access to the outside world through a world-class broadband system.”

The announcement came at Tombigbee’s annual meeting on Saturday. At a Thursday board meeting, all 15 board members voted unanimously to provide a fiber-to-the-home network to serve all 43,950 of the EPA’s co-op members.

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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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