Author: cbcadmin


Much like the woolly mammoth and dodo bird, the public library of yesteryear has fallen prey to extinction. Modern libraries are an altogether different species. No longer merely book depositories with endless shelves of dusty and dated volumes, libraries are now vital hubs where community members gather to utilize high-speed broadband internet and valuable technology […]

WAVE Celebrates 25,000 sign-ups

Wave Rural Connect (WAVE) recently named its 25,000th customer to sign up for fiber to the home. Established in 2018 as an Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation (AVECC) subsidiary, WAVE has been committed to bridging the digital divide in the Arkansas and Oklahoma River Valley. Since connecting the first home in 2019, WAVE has expanded […]

A Commitment to Oklahomans

Cookson Hills Connect recently reached a milestone in its commitment to bring high-speed fiber internet and phone services to rural households and businesses in eastern Oklahoma. With the recent completion of a fiber construction project that began in 2021, all 14,738 Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative members now have access to fiber from Cookson Hills Connect. […]

Cooperative Reborn: OEC Fiber carries on a proud history

OEC Fiber proudly takes its roots from the rich history of cooperatives. Born from the legacy of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (OEC) in 2018, it shares the values and expectations of cooperatives nationwide. Cooperatives differ from investor-owned utilities. They are owned by the people they serve. Many started with just a few people banding together to […]

Building Beyond Co-op Borders

Lake Region Electric Cooperative subsidiary Lake Region Technology and Communications (LRTC) strives to provide superior internet service, bringing the newest standards in fiber optic technology. The electric cooperative members came to their local trusted co-op asking for help over 10 years ago. Lake Region listened and constucted a fiber optic network throughout the co-ops electric […]

Co-op Fiber Subsidiaries Offer More Than Internet

Co-op fiber subsidiaries offer more than internet; they offer peace of mind with advanced parental controls and social media monitoring that aim to keep kids safe while online. Stillwater-based Centranet, a subsidiary of Central Rural Electric Cooperative and Okmulgee-based ecoLINK, a subsidiary of East Central Electric Cooperative, are two fiber subsidiaries that recently launched Bark.  […]

Electric Cooperatives with Fiber Subsidiaries Awarded Broadband Expansion Grants

Rural consumers in the service areas of five electric cooperatives with fiber subsidiaries will be empowered with reliable, high-speed broadband following a historic announcement from the Oklahoma Broadband Office (OBO). The Oklahoma Broadband Governing Board authorized 142 broadband infrastructure expansion projects in 57 counties. Project funding is designated from Oklahoma Legislature-approved American Rescue Plan Act […]

CBC hosts Connected Oklahoma – Rural Broadband Summit

More than 200 guests from 21 states attended the Cooperative Broadband Coalition’s inaugural Connected Oklahoma – Rural Broadband Summit in Edmond on Sept. 27. The Cooperative Broadband Coalition brought together various stakeholders to discuss opportunities to better serve broadband in rural areas. “Internet is key to unblocking the economic potential in rural areas,” said Speaker […]

ecoLINK Fiber Member Project Complete

In 2018 East Central Electric accepted the mission of providing reliable, affordable internet service to members in our communities by forming ecoLINK fiber services.   The mission was similar to when the co-ops first brought electricity to rural homes and farms.  It made such a difference in the lives of those who had been overlooked […]