Broadband Subsidiary: OzarksGo
It’s all about Pedal to the Metal in year three of OzarksGo’s six-year broadband project, as the co-op continues to outpace and out-perform competitors. The OzarksGo broadband network was launched under the leadership of Conexon Partner Randy Klindt, a member of the OzarksGo team in 2016. With an initial build-out in its densest, most competitive areas, the co-op experienced incredible success in Phase I. That success has only continued as the co-op passes the half-way point of its planned 7,500-mile deployment. OzarksGo connected more than 7,500 members in 2019 and is approaching 15,000 subscribers.
With Conexon’s help, OzarksGo substantially strengthened its financial position, winning a CAF II award of $23 million, which positioned the co-op to operate without subsidies from the electric side and break-even in year three versus year five.