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February 22, 2024

Conexon Connect blazes new path to close digital divide in rural Mississippi with multi-gigabit-speed fiber-to-the-home service to more than 20,000 rural homes and businesses

Conexon Connect, the internet service provider (ISP) formed by rural fiber-optic network leader, Conexon, is launching and building a high-speed fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to deliver multi-gigabit-speed internet to more than 20,000 rural Mississippians.

November 20, 2023

Oconee EMC partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural central Georgia

The Connect, powered by Oconee EMC, fiber network will deliver high-speed internet access to more than 3,000 members across Wilkinson County

October 18, 2023

Conexon Connect charts major milestone for rural Georgia; completes 2,000-mile inaugural fiber broadband network in two years, surpasses subscriber projections

Internet Service Provider arm of rural broadband leader Conexon partners with Southern Rivers Energy to bring gigabit-speed internet access to more than 20,000 homes and businesses across co-op’s rural communities

October 2, 2023

Conexon Marketing Services celebrates three years supporting electric cooperatives delivering high-speed fiber internet across rural communities

Co-ops spanning multiple states, passing nearly 900,000 rural homes and businesses, now leverage Conexon’s scope of expert communications and marketing resources

August 4, 2023

Butler Electric Cooperative selects Conexon to design and manage construction for world-class fiber-to-the-home network in south central Kansas

Rural broadband leader brings breadth of capabilities enabling co-op to deliver multi-gigabit-speed internet to members

June 30, 2023

Conexon and electric co-op partners spark fiber broadband revolution across rural Florida, fueled by nearly $56 million in county and state funding

Broadband trailblazers build brighter future in Sunshine State, poised to reach nearly 100,000 Floridians with multi-gigabit internet access

June 23, 2023

Coalition of Community Broadband Advocates Prevail in Louisiana

Sometimes local coalitions can beat Goliath.

June 5, 2023

GreyStone Power Corporation selects Conexon to design and manage construction of fiber broadband network to underserved areas

Rural broadband leader brings breadth of experience and capabilities to help cooperative deliver high-speed internet services to unserved and underserved communities

May 24, 2023

Trailwave Fiber Inc., a Habersham EMC Company, selects Conexon Marketing Division to support its world-class fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network deployment in rural Georgia

Rural broadband leader brings decades of telecom, rural ISP marketing experience and expertise to power FTTH network success.

May 2, 2023

Conexon to launch first community broadband project in East Carroll, Louisiana

Conexon, which typically partners with rural electric cooperatives to launch broadband networks, is planning to deliver its first community broadband partnership project, in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana.

May 1, 2023

Internet service provider Conexon Connect to deliver world-class, high-speed fiber internet access to Louisiana’s East Carroll Parish residents

Consortium of community-focused organizations leverages state GUMBO and Connect Humanity funding to bring Conexon Connect fiber internet access to approximately 1,500 rural homes and businesses

March 17, 2023

Nevada’s Valley Electric Association selects Conexon to design and manage construction for fiber-to-the-home network

Rural broadband leader brings breadth of capabilities enabling co-op to deliver gigabit-speed internet to its members.

February 17, 2023

Georgia’s Grady EMC partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural homes and businesses in southwest Georgia

Grady EMC and Conexon Connect will launch and deploy a fiber-to-the-home network initially in Grady County where the co-op received American Rescue Plan Act funding.

February 13, 2023

Georgia’s Mitchell EMC partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural areas throughout southwest Georgia

The Connect, powered by Mitchell EMC, fiber-to-the-home network will deliver high-speed internet access to homes and businesses across 14 counties

January 26, 2023

Florida’s Escambia River Electric Cooperative partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural areas in Northwestern Florida

The network is expected to be complete to all 4,000 locations by mid-2024, with initial service availability targeted as early as Q3 2023.

October 7, 2022

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and Conexon expand partnership to deliver fiber-to-the-home internet service to thousands of NH homes and businesses

September 21, 2022

Glades Electric Cooperative partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural areas across Florida’s Heartland

September 19, 2022

Conexon acquires zfactor Inc., bolstering fiber broadband marketing services portfolio with award-winning branding, design, website capabilities and proprietary creative software platform

August 10, 2022

Kentucky’s Kenergy partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural areas across the state

July 27, 2022

Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative selects Conexon to design and manage construction of fiber broadband network to serve rural north Florida communities

July 5, 2022

Fiber internet on its way to middle Georgia through new partnership

Ocmulgee EMC is planning to partner with Conexon Connect in order to provide more Georgians in rural areas high-speed fiber broadband service.

June 28, 2022

Georgia’s Ocmulgee EMC partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural areas throughout middle Georgia

April 29, 2022

LPSC approved first co-op to offer internet service

The first Louisiana rural electric cooperative to enter the internet business will begin construction next month on a broadband service for its 11,500 members, thanks to approval Wednesday by the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

April 19, 2022

Tri-County becomes the first electric co-op in Florida to tackle FTTH

Florida-based Tri-County Electric Cooperative teamed with Conexon Connect to deploy a 2,400-mile fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, aiming to deliver high-speed broadband to all of its members within the next few years.

April 11, 2022

Florida’s Tri-County Electric Cooperative partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to the state’s Big Bend

March 1, 2022

Flint Energies partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to help bridge Georgia’s digital divide with world-class broadband

February 16, 2022

Conexon founding partner Randy Klindt named CEO of company’s ISP entity, Conexon Connect

Rural broadband visionary and electric cooperative fiber network innovator brings experience, expertise, and record of success to rapidly growing ISP

February 11, 2022

Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative selects Conexon to design and manage construction of world-class fiber-to-the-home network to reach up to 11,000 homes and businesses across seven-parish region

December 16, 2021

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative selects Conexon to design and manage construction of world-class fiber-to-the-home network to reach up to 85,000 homes and businesses across nine counties

December 8, 2021

What States, Communities, and Activists Need to Do to Make the Most of the Infrastructure Act – Episode 484 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast

On this week’s episode of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast, Christopher Mitchell brings back a longtime favorite guest, Jon Chambers, Partner at Conexon, to talk about what is next for municipal and cooperative broadband efforts given the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

November 15, 2021

Conexon Connect gets $435M in latest RDOF round to serve fiber through rural co-ops

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave its blessing for another $700 million in winning bids to be authorized through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) this week.

August 12, 2021

Conexon confirms coming to Franklin to build fiber network

Conexon Connect will build a fiber network bringing high-speed broadband internet capabilities to rural Franklin Parish, according to Jonathan Chambers, a top executive for Conexon.

August 12, 2021

Conexon launches Construct splicing business to enhance fiber network construction processes

Rural fiber-optic network design and construction management specialist Conexon on July 8 announced an expansion of its services to include a full-service splicing business, named Conexon Construct, and an affiliated training program.

July 13, 2021

Conexon Invests, Expands High Speed Broadband in Rural Missouri

Conexon, a professional consulting company that works exclusively with electric cooperatives to bring fiber to homes in rural communities across the country, recently announced plans to partner with Osage Valley Electric Cooperative to enhance broadband access in rural west central Missouri.

July 8, 2021

Conexon launches Construct, innovative splicing business to enhance fiber network construction processes, create more jobs in local markets

June 29, 2021

Conexon internet service provider Connect footprint in rural Georgia continues to grow with partnership to deliver high-speed internet access to Irwin EMC members

Connect's world-class fiber-to-the-home network will deliver access to lightning-fast broadband to 8,400 homes and businesses

June 21, 2021

Conexon internet service provider Connect partners with Mountain View Electric Association to work toward bridging digital divide in Colorado with world-class broadband

Connect's fiber-to-the-home network will reach eight central-Colorado counties and deliver access to lightning-fast broadband to more than 51,000 members.

June 1, 2021

Conexon internet service provider Connect partners with Osage Valley Electric Cooperative and Sac Osage Electric Cooperative to build world-class fiber-to-the-home networks

New partnership with west central Missouri cooperatives represents opportunity for FTTH construction less than 100 miles from Conexon home office, delivering high- speed internet to 24,000 rural Missouri homes and businesses

May 25, 2021

Conexon internet service provider Connect continues to expand high-speed fiber internet access in rural Georgia partnering with Satilla REMC

Connect's fiber-to-the-home network will span Georgia's largest electric cooperative service territory, delivering access to lightning-fast broadband to 57,000 homes and businesses

May 16, 2021

Conexon internet service provider Connect partners with Washington EMC to work toward bridging Digital Divide in Georgia with world-class broadband

Connect's partnerships with Georgia cooperatives continue to increase, with opportunity to reach a collective 85,000 rural homes and businesses with fiber-to-the-home networks

April 27, 2021

Conexon internet service provider Connect expands high-speed internet access in Georgia with new partnership with Middle Georgia EMC

Connect's fiber-to-the-home networks built with Georgia cooperatives collectively will deliver access to lightning-fast broadband to 85,000 rural Georgia homes and businesses.

March 3, 2021

Louisa County in Virginia Announces Rural Broadband Project with Conexon Cooperative as Partner By ConexonMarch 3, 2021No Comments

March 2, 2021

“This Isn’t a Game:” The RDOF Auction, Unforced Errors, and Getting Infrastructure Funding Right

February 25, 2021

How coronavirus stimulus funds helped one state create a ‘broadband miracle’

Mississippi could become a broadband giant.

February 18, 2021

Conexon launches internet service provider Connect; partners with Central Georgia EMC and Southern Rivers Energy to build 6,890-mile fiber-to-the-home network

February 11, 2021

Cookson Hills Electric to Offer Gigabit Broadband

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 service within its rural Oklahoma communities.

February 10, 2021

$10 million federal grant to let Natchez Trace EPA offer area broadband service

HOUSTON – Natchez Trace Electric Power Association’s (EPA) wholly-owned subsidiary NT Spark, LLC, has secured more than $10 million through the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction to expand its gigabit speed-capable broadband service pilot project, project officials said this week.

February 9, 2021

How About an Amnesty Program for Over-Zealous RDOF Winners?

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 their buildout requirements, that may not be true for all winners.

February 4, 2021

Conexon’s Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium Wins $1.1B in FCC RDOF Auction

Consortium members will use these funds to launch and operate fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in more than 600,000 rural areas across 22 states.

February 3, 2021

REA will bring fiber net to Southwest Arkansas

Southwest Arkansas Rural Electric Cooperative will soon offer high-speed internet to all of the 26,000-plus homes it serves, thanks to more than $53 million in funding secured by its subsidiary.

February 3, 2021

Prince George Electric Co-op gets $6M in federal funds to expand rural broadband service

Officials announce the award Monday morning, say its Ruralband subsidiary will use the money to build out its network to more than 1,300 miles of fiber

February 3, 2021

Pearl River Valley receives $25 million to build internet service

COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) _ A subsidiary of Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association was awarded more than $25 million to bring broadband service to south central Mississippi homes and businesses.

February 2, 2021

Delta Fiber gets $47M to expand broadband

Delta Fiber, wholly owened subsidiary of Greenwood-based electric cooperative Delta Electric, has been awarded $46.9 million in grant support over the next 10 years from the Federal Communications Commission.

February 2, 2021

Conexon’s Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium awarded over $1.1 billion through FCC Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for fiber-to-the-home networks

February 1, 2021

PRVEPA Launching Internet Service for Customers

The Internet service will provide broadband speed and capabilities, as well as phone service.

February 1, 2021

Conexon supports seven Mississippi electric cooperatives in completing CARES Act broadband pilot projects on time; co-ops successfully deliver FTTH access to thousands of unserved and underserved Mississippians within compressed timelines

December 4, 2020

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

Portfolio of solutions equips co-ops with breadth of customer education, communications resources, and creative branding and design services

December 3, 2020

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

December 2, 2020

Crews Work Tirelessly to Bring Rural Broadband to Monroe County

Crews in white bucket trucks and four-wheelers with spools of cable have been busy the last couple of months working during every available daylight hour to bring rural broadband to parts of Monroe County through M-Pulse Fiber.

November 25, 2020

Coast Electric Power Association Teams With Conexon to Deploy Fiber-to-the-Home Network and Deliver High-Speed Internet Access for 80,000+ Rural Mississippi Homes and Businesses

Rural fiber-optic network design and construction management leader Conexon, is working with Mississippi-based Coast Electric Power Association to deliver a comprehensive range of broadband management services including network design, engineering, construction and project management, customer technical support and marketing support for its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

November 20, 2020

Conexon Delivers Full-Service Noc, Engineering, and Call Center Support for Rural Electric Cooperatives Deploying Fiber to the Home

Kansas City-based Call Center staff helps co-ops ensure positive experience and expert support for their subscribers

November 19, 2020

Conexon Answers the Call to Deliver High-Quality Voice Services for Electric Cooperative Fiber-to-the-Home Network Providers

Rural fiber-optic network design and construction management leader Conexon is now delivering high-quality voice solutions through subsidiary Conexon Connect for electric cooperative clients deploying fiber to the home.

November 16, 2020

Natchez Trace Electric Power Association teams with Conexon to deploy fiber-to-the- home network, bringing broadband benefits to rural Mississippi homes and businesses

Network will enable lightning-fast high-speed internet and phone services.

November 5, 2020

Calix Honors Conexon With Inaugural “Partner of the Year” Innovations Award for Dedicated Pursuit of Broadband Business Development

Electric cooperative consulting pioneer Conexon, the first Elite Consulting Engineering Partner within the Calix Partner Community, enables electric cooperatives to create new businesses by delivering critical fiber broadband service to rural communities.

October 28, 2020

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

With the pandemic, reliable broadband internet has become a new necessity. Co-ops are stepping in where Big Telecom won’t.

October 9, 2020

Conexon and global communications solution provider, Calix, team up to position electric cooperatives for broadband customer experience success

Partnership ensures reliable supply of provider and end-user communications equipment for co-ops launching FTTH networks within aggressive timelines.

September 17, 2020

Conexon and Global Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturer CommScope Expand Access to Top-Tier Fiber Solutions

Collaboration between long-time suppliers to aid successful deployment of FTTH networks within federal and state funding, timing, and scale requirements

September 15, 2020

East Mississippi Electric Power Association teams with Conexon to build fiber-to-the-home network; buildout will provide access to broadband benefits to 37,000 rural Mississippi homes and businesses

September 2, 2020

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

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 Divide!

August 28, 2020

Conexon debuts at No. 325 on Inc. 500 fastest-growing private company list, with three-year revenue growth of 1,400%

Rapid expansion of client base, resources, strategic partnerships reflects company commitment to electric cooperatives delivering broadband across rural America

August 26, 2020

Natchez Trace EPA gets second grant for pilot broadband project

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 Edmondson said last week.

August 21, 2020

Conexon leverages strategic partner Osmose Utilities Services to position electric cooperatives for rapid broadband deployment success

Collaboration ensures seamless, on-time make-ready assessment/design and construction prep, equips co-ops to deploy fiber-to-the-home networks within accelerated funding deadlines.

August 18, 2020

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

This week on the podcast Christopher talks with Ron Barnes, President and CEO Biloxi-based Coast Electric Power, an electric cooperative in Mississippi area, and Jon Chambers, Partner at Conexon, a consulting agency working with rural electric cooperatives to bring fiber to communities around the country.

August 5, 2020

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

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 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

August 4, 2020

Conexon teams up with seven Mississippi electric cooperatives to leverage more than $30M in CARES Act funding and help close the Digital Divide

In less than six months, electric power associations will build over 2,000 miles of fiber, making world-class internet speeds and capabilities available to over 40,000 unserved rural Mississippians

July 3, 2020

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

July 2, 2020

Advocacy in Action – Conexon and Cooperatives Team Up, Rural Americans Win

June 30, 2020

Rural Communities Turn to Electric Co-ops for Fiber

June 29, 2020

2020 Fiber-To-The-Home Top 100

June 25, 2020

Does the Federal Broadband Definition Reflect Real-World Need?

June 12, 2020

EMEPA working to bring high speed internet to rural areas

June 11, 2020

Delgado Co-Sponsors Rural Broadband Acceleration Act to Speed Up Access to High-Speed Internet In Rural Communities

June 9, 2020

New Virginia Easement Law Reduces Costs, Delays for Co-op Broadband

June 8, 2020

Is a “Broadband Revolution” Brewing in Rural Mississippi?

May 29, 2020

Tri-County Electric Cooperative plans to bring broadband to rural communities

May 21, 2020

OEC Fiber Reaches 10,000 Subscribers Online

OEC Fiber announced today it has surpassed 10,000 subscribers online in just over a year of offering services to the public.

May 16, 2020

Fiber network deployment is the “rural electrification of our generation”, according to Conexon’s Jonathan Chambers

May 7, 2020

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

May 6, 2020

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

May 5, 2020

Tri-County announces $50M plan for internet

May 4, 2020

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

May 1, 2020

Conexon Launches RDOF Mapping Platform for FCC Auction Success

April 30, 2020

Small Town, Gig City – Noble Bridges the Digital Divide

April 29, 2020

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

April 20, 2020

Need for Fiber Clear Because of COVID-19 Crisis

April 19, 2020

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

April 15, 2020

Electric Cooperatives Connect Rural Southeast to Bring Better Internet Access

April 8, 2020

Monroe County Electric Power Association Teams with Conexon to Launch Fiber-To-The-Home Network

March 25, 2020

Mississippi County Electric Cooperative teams with Conexon to deploy fiber-to-the-home network

March 12, 2020

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

March 10, 2020

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

February 13, 2020

M-Pulse Fiber availability anticipated for early 2021

February 11, 2020

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

January 8, 2020

FCC: Kicking Off the New Year in a Big Way

November 13, 2019

Conexon selected by Tombigbee Electric Power Association to launch broadband network to serve more than 40,000 Mississippi homes and businesses

October 18, 2019

USDA Invests $2.85 Million in Rural Broadband for Tennessee Families

September 23, 2019

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: Conexon’s Comments filed with the FCC

September 11, 2019

A Lost Decade: Ten years ago, the federal government began to implement a broadband policy that put rural America at a structural economic disadvantage to the rest of the country. We can do better.

August 10, 2019

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

August 10, 2019

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

August 8, 2019

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

July 15, 2019

2019 Fiber-To-The-Home Top 100

June 21, 2019

Conexon and Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative join forces to launch broadband network to serve nearly 100,000 rural Tennessee homes and businesses

May 23, 2019

FCC Chairman Visits Oklahoma Electric Coop Which Is Receiving $22.2 Million For Rural Broadband

May 19, 2019

FCC Authorizes First Wave of Funding for Rural Broadband from Connect America Fund Auction

April 30, 2019

Chairman Pai and FCC staff meet with a large group of electric cooperatives

February 4, 2019

Conexon welcomes veteran telecom and broadband sales leader Abby Carere as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

August 28, 2018

Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium awarded $186M in FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction

July 7, 2018

Andy Burger joins the Conexon team

January 18, 2018

Broadband mapping pioneer, Michael Byrne, joins Conexon as vice president, Information Technology