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

By Conexon | March 25, 2020

Mississippi County Electric Cooperative teams with Conexon to deploy fiber-to-the-home network; build-out will provide access to broadband benefits for 5,000 rural Arkansas homes and businesses KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Conexon, the nation’s leader in assisting electric cooperatives to deploy broadband networks, has been selected by Arkansas-based Mississippi County Electric Cooperative (MCEC) […]

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

By Conexon | March 12, 2020

By Ryan Tracy and Brody Mullins | WSJ.com March 12, 2020 5:30 am ET WASHINGTON—Elon Musk’s SpaceX is seeking to qualify for federal subsidies to provide broadband service to rural areas, over the objections of competitors who say its satellite-based technology is unproven. The company, formally known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., has convinced the […]

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

By Conexon | March 10, 2020

Marguerite Reardon CNET.com February 9, 2020 5:00 AM PST Presidential candidates look to power companies created under the 1930s New Deal to solve a 21st century issue for rural Americans. In 1937, when only about 10 percent of Central Virginians in rural areas had electric service, a small group of citizens banded together to form […]

M-Pulse Fiber availability anticipated for early 2021

By Conexon | February 13, 2020

By JOHN H. WARD Monroe Journal, Feb 12, 2020 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 […]

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

By Conexon | February 12, 2020

We are excited to be present for the announcement today in Washington. This means significantly more funding available for electric cooperatives to build gigabit-capable networks to serve members throughout rural America with high-speed internet. The Commission considered a Report and Order that would adopt a two-phase reverse auction framework for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, committing $20.4 […]

FCC: Kicking Off the New Year in a Big Way

By Conexon | January 18, 2020

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. […]

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