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FCC: Kicking Off the New Year in a Big Way

By Conexon | January 18, 2020 | Comments Off on FCC: Kicking Off the New Year in a Big Way

January 8, 2020 – 3:40 pmBy Ajit Pai | FCC Chairman This week, I and 170,000 of my closest friends are kicking the new year into high gear at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This annual pilgrimage for high-tech enthusiasts offers a glimpse into our digital future. Like the many entrepreneurs with booths on the […]

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

By Conexon | November 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Conexon selected by Tombigbee Electric Power Association to launch broadband network to serve more than 40,000 Mississippi homes and businesses

Fiber-to-the-home network will deliver world-class, high-speed communications for co-op members and upgrade electrical infrastructure with smart grid capabilities KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Conexon, the nation’s leader in assisting electric cooperatives to deploy broadband networks, has been selected by Tombigbee Electric Power Association (TEPA) to design and manage the construction for its […]

USDA Invests $2.85 Million in Rural Broadband for Tennessee Families

By Conexon | October 21, 2019 | Comments Off on USDA Invests $2.85 Million in Rural Broadband for Tennessee Families

(Published on USDA.gov, Halls, TN, Oct. 18, 2019) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $2,856,167 in high-speed broadband infrastructure to create or improve e-Connectivity for 347 rural households in Tennessee. This is the first of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot […]

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

By Conexon | August 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Tombigbee Electric bringing fiber Internet to homes, businesses in Lee, Itawamba counties

By RBNews – August 10, 2019 TUPELO, Miss. – Tombigbee Electric Power Association (TEPA), a non-profit, member-owned electric power association, today announced its plans to move ahead with a fiber-to-the-home network buildout to serve 100 percent of the co-op’s 43,950 members. Tombigbee is one of the first electric power associations in Mississippi to make this […]

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

By Conexon | August 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Northeast Mississippi electric power providers announce plans to provide broadband Internet service

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 […]

Tombigbee Electric Power Association Will Bring Internet Services To Some Area Counties

By Conexon | August 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Tombigbee Electric Power Association Will Bring Internet Services To Some Area Counties

By Stephanie Poole – August 10, 2019| WCBI.com LEE COUNTY, Miss.(WCBI) – Tombigbee Electric Power Association announced a plan to begin a broadband network service. Tombigbee is one of the first electric power associations in Mississippi to add internet services. The network will serve over 40,000 residents and businesses. This was made possible through the […]

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

By Conexon | August 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Fast 50: Conexon’s rural broadband work brings high-speed growth

By Juliana Garcia  – Staff Writer, Kansas City Business Journal ConexonRank: No. 8Growth 2016-2018: 162.43% The dearth of high-speed internet service is a serious impediment to rural communities working to retain and attract residents and businesses. So when Randy Klindt developed a lower-cost way of bringing fiber to customers’ homes for a Missouri electric cooperative, it attracted far-ranging attention. Klindt […]

2019 Fiber-To-The-Home Top 100

By Conexon | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 Fiber-To-The-Home Top 100

Conexon July 2019 | BroadbandCommunities Magazine Key Products: Consulting services, fiber design, construction management, fundraising and operations for rural electric cooperatives deploying fiber to the home Summary: As the urban-rural digital divide continues to widen, rural residents throughout the United States have begun to look to electric cooperatives as potential internet service providers. Conexon was founded in […]

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

By Conexon | June 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Conexon and Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative join forces to launch broadband network to serve nearly 100,000 rural Tennessee homes and businesses

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 21, 2019 – Conexon, the nation’s leader in partnering with electric membership cooperatives to deploy broadband networks, is joining forces with Tennessee-based Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative (CEMC) to deploy a fiber-to-the-home network spanning five counties to serve 100 percent of the co-op’s members. Conexon has been selected to serve as their strategic […]

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

By Conexon | May 23, 2019 | Comments Off on FCC Chairman Visits Oklahoma Electric Coop Which Is Receiving $22.2 Million For Rural Broadband

FCC Connect America Fund Support Expected to Support Deployment of Gigabit Connections to Over 7,700 Rural Oklahoma Locations WASHINGTON, May 22, 2019—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today visited East Central Electric Cooperative in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to discuss how a recent FCC investment will help connect rural Oklahomans to high-speed internet service. East Central is […]

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

By Conexon | May 15, 2019 | Comments Off on FCC Authorizes First Wave of Funding for Rural Broadband from Connect America Fund Auction

Funding Starts This Month for Broadband Buildout in Rural Communities in 12 States WASHINGTON, May 14, 2019—The FCC today authorized nearly $111.6 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 37,148 unserved rural homes and businesses in 12 states representing the first wave of support from last year’s successful Connect America Fund […]

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

By Conexon | April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Chairman Pai and FCC staff meet with a large group of electric cooperatives

Yesterday (April 29) , in a meeting organized by Conexon, Chairman Pai and FCC staff met with a large group of electric cooperatives. Each coop was a winning bidder in the CAF II auction at the highest tier — Gigabit service. As a group, electric coops will receive over $250 million, which is over 90% […]

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

By Randy Klindt | February 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Conexon welcomes veteran telecom and broadband sales leader Abby Carere as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4, 2019 – Conexon, a company committed to partnering with electric membership cooperatives to bring fiber to the home in rural communities, today announced the addition of veteran telecom and broadband sales leader Abby Carere to its senior team. Carere serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Carere offers Conexon clients […]

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

By Randy Klindt | December 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Broadband mapping pioneer, Michael Byrne, joins Conexon as vice president, Information Technology

Dec. 6, 2018 – Conexon, a company committed to partnering with electric membership cooperatives to bring fiber to the home in rural communities, today announced the addition of broadband mapping pioneer and innovator Michael Byrne to its leadership team. Byrne serves as vice president for Information Technology. Byrne brings a wealth of expertise to Conexon and […]

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

By Conexon | August 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium awarded $186M in FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 28, 2018 — Conexon, a company committed to working with electric membership cooperatives to bring fiber to the home in rural communities, today announced that the Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium (RECC) is the single largest Gigabit winning bidder in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II auction. […]

Andy Burger joins the Conexon team

By Randy Klindt | July 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Andy Burger joins the Conexon team

Conexon is proud to announce a key addition to their rapidly expanding team assisting electric cooperatives with their fiber to the home decisions and deployment. This new role, Vice President of Operations, has been filled by Andy Burger. Andy’s experience with fiber to the home deployment at an electric cooperative is unmatched in the industry. […]

Conexon further solidifies its leading role as the most experienced fiber to the home consulting group assisting rural electric cooperatives.

By Jonathan Chambers | March 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Conexon further solidifies its leading role as the most experienced fiber to the home consulting group assisting rural electric cooperatives.

Conexon, the most experienced consulting group specializing in electric cooperative fiber optic deployments, has furthered its mission, its focus and its leadership with the addition of two new senior team members. Conexon welcomes Renee Robinson and Darren Farnan to our team of partners and professional subcontractors.  Both Renee and Darren bring years of hands-on FTTH […]

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