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The latest industry news and announcements from Conexon and its electric cooperative partners in fiber broadband.
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.
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
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
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
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
Coalition of Community Broadband Advocates Prevail in Louisiana
Sometimes local coalitions can beat Goliath.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and Conexon expand partnership to deliver fiber-to-the-home internet service to thousands of NH homes and businesses
Glades Electric Cooperative partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural areas across Florida’s Heartland
Conexon acquires zfactor Inc., bolstering fiber broadband marketing services portfolio with award-winning branding, design, website capabilities and proprietary creative software platform
Kentucky’s Kenergy partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural areas across the state
Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative selects Conexon to design and manage construction of fiber broadband network to serve rural north Florida communities
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.
Georgia’s Ocmulgee EMC partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to rural areas throughout middle Georgia
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.
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.
Florida’s Tri-County Electric Cooperative partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to bring world-class broadband to the state’s Big Bend
Flint Energies partners with internet service provider Conexon Connect to help bridge Georgia’s digital divide with world-class broadband
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conexon launches Construct, innovative splicing business to enhance fiber network construction processes, create more jobs in local markets
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Louisa County in Virginia Announces Rural Broadband Project with Conexon Cooperative as Partner By ConexonMarch 3, 2021No Comments
“This Isn’t a Game:” The RDOF Auction, Unforced Errors, and Getting Infrastructure Funding Right
How coronavirus stimulus funds helped one state create a ‘broadband miracle’
Mississippi could become a broadband giant.
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
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Conexon’s Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium awarded over $1.1 billion through FCC Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for fiber-to-the-home networks
PRVEPA Launching Internet Service for Customers
The Internet service will provide broadband speed and capabilities, as well as phone service.
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
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
Conexon Launches Turnkey Marketing Service to Support Electric Cooperatives Delivering High-Speed Fiber Internet to Rural Communities
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Portman, Brown, Braun, Bennet, Jones, Upton & Clyburn Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Accelerate Broadband Access Nationwide
Advocacy in Action – Conexon and Cooperatives Team Up, Rural Americans Win
Rural Communities Turn to Electric Co-ops for Fiber
2020 Fiber-To-The-Home Top 100
Does the Federal Broadband Definition Reflect Real-World Need?
EMEPA working to bring high speed internet to rural areas
Delgado Co-Sponsors Rural Broadband Acceleration Act to Speed Up Access to High-Speed Internet In Rural Communities
New Virginia Easement Law Reduces Costs, Delays for Co-op Broadband
Is a “Broadband Revolution” Brewing in Rural Mississippi?
Tri-County Electric Cooperative plans to bring broadband to rural communities
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.