The Latest Electric Coop ReConnect Funding Success and News
Conexon Newsletter | October 2019 Issue
Latest News & Events:
Congratulations to Forked Deer Electric for being the first to be awarded $2.85 Million for the RUS ReConnect grant.
USDA Invests $2.85 Million in Rural Broadband...
(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...
More Info on the $20B Rural Digital Opportunity Fund
In 2018, the FCC awarded more than $186 million in broadband funding to a consortium of electric cooperatives to build out gigabit- capable networks. It was the largest and most successful bidding consortium in FCC history - one assembled,...
Thank you Oklahoma Electric, Cumberland Electric, United Electric, Arkansas Valley Electric, Como Electric, Ozarks Electric and Midsouth Synergy for joining us for dinner to celebrate all the hard work your coops are putting in everyday towards bridging the rural digital divide.
The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: Conexon's Comments...
Summary A decade ago, the FCC set a course to put rural America at a long-term disadvantage to the rest of the country. At a time when the FCC projected that the vast majority of urban and suburban homes would have access to broadband at 100 Mbps ...
How the Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium Won $186M
The Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium came together to bid in the CAF II broadband auction so members could share a single consultant. We talked to that consultant about how the consortium won one of the largest awards in the auction to build ...
It was great catching up with our clients at the NRECA Regional meeting in San Antonio this week.
Thank you East Central Electric, Mid South Synergy, Como Electric, Oklahoma Statewide, Callaway Electric and North Arkansas Electric Cooperative for joining us for dinner. We appreciate all of your support and partnerships.
Thank you to all coops and sponsors that attended Conexon’s fiber broadband workshop in Atlanta this past month.
There were many success stories shared amongst nearly 40 coops on experiences with evaluating, planning, deploying and operating Fiber-to-the-home networks. We look forward to continuing this mission across the country and facilitating coops gatherings to learn from one another. .
"Conexon's workshop superseded my expectations. The experts at Conexon clearly understand all the ins and outs of the industry and the coop landscape of today. The content was educational and the opportunities to network and talk with other coop attendees were very valuable. I plan to send additional employees and directors to the workshop in Texas to continue building on our learnings and to hear additional updates and insights from the Conexon team and other attendees."
-Jason Siegfried, CEO
"I do want to thank everyone at Conexon for the very informative workshop that you put on in Atlanta. I would not change anything about the format. I really enjoyed the testimonials and panel discussions from the cooperative general managers, contractors and marketing specialists, along with the opportunity to ask questions and network with everyone. I think the workshop was very well received by the other participants as well."
-David Obryan, General Manager
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