Improving members’ lives with high-speed internet options
One way we can ensure a bright future for our members and our cooperative is to provide high-speed internet to unserved and underserved consumers in our service territory. Our members have been waiting for years to have good options and it just hasn’t happened. This delay led to another milestone moment in our cooperative’s history when we asked, “If not us, then who?”
The terms “unserved” and “underserved” are very important when talking about internet service. Our members fall into both camps. It might be hard for our members in more urban areas to understand that our most rural areas have extremely limited options. Although some of our more urban areas might be considered “underserved,” many of our areas are unserved.
We’ve been committed to serving the unserved since 1938. Rural property owners didn’t have access to electricity back in the ‘30s, and now, they don’t all have access to high-speed internet. We see these as similar problems. We built the co-op to provide rural power and now we’re here to provide rural high-speed internet.
Although full deployment of high-speed internet will take us a few years to achieve, we are confident that you will be pleased with our internet options as they become available. We will dedicate ourselves to providing excellent rural internet options and customer service that will make you proud of your cooperative.