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Going the Extra Mile

Fiber cooperatives strive to set the gold standard in the broadband industry by serving our membership through providing high-speed, reliable internet access in our rural areas. Our focus is to have best in class customer service by answering our phones locally and responding quickly with our local team of technicians. We are here for the […]

Easier, Better and More Advanced

Danny Wann is a third-generation cattle rancher residing on family land that spans 1,500 acres at Sugarloaf Mountain’s base on Monroe, Oklahoma’s outskirts. Danny and his family, which includes his wife, four children, his brother, sister-in-law, and their children, collectively help manage approximately 500 registered Angus “mama cows.”  The Wann family runs a “seed stock” […]

Celebrating 100,000+ Connected Households

100,000 connected households. 250,000 Oklahomans. Wow. This is cause for celebration!  Thank you, Oklahoma lawmakers, for your support of connecting rural Oklahomans to the vital service of reliable broadband. This connectivity enhances quality of life and provides opportunities for younger generations to flourish and thrive at home.  Last week, the Cooperative Broadband Coalition celebrated the milestone of […]

Cooperative Broadband Coalition Reaches 100,000+ Subscriber Milestone

Rural broadband is a game changer, and rural electric cooperatives know that too well. The Cooperative Broadband Coalition (CBC) unites 10 distribution electric cooperatives with fiber subsidiaries in the state of Oklahoma. Collectively, these cooperatives have reached the milestone of connecting 100,000-plus subscribers in rural areas, a significant investment in the quality of life for […]

Rural Broadband: A Reliable Lifeline

When James Meador called Cookson Hills Connect to see how much longer it would be until fiber was available at his home, the conversation was familiar to the fiber team.  Employees at the Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative fiber subsidiary get the opportunity to speak to members each day who are extremely excited to find out […]

Call to Serve

You probably have heard our story. Co-ops serve because it’s our mission. It’s our core value. It’s how we began – bringing electricity where no one else would. We saw a need and we filled it. But that’s not the only reason we serve. We serve because it’s our calling. It’s why we’re different. There are […]

Dignity through Independence

As owner and CEO of Community Options, Inc., Grace Peterson understands that where there is freedom and independence there is also dignity and hope. Community Options provides these and more to the individuals it serves in northeast Oklahoma. The Chelsea-based company offers residential and vocational placement for nearly 60 special-needs individuals. Its mission, explained Peterson, […]

Broadband with a Spin

It took less than a day for the phenomenon of scooters to roll across the local college town of Stillwater, home to Oklahoma State University and 25,000 students. The electric scooter company, Spin, allows students and residents mobility across the 30-square-mile town by placing rentable scooters throughout Stillwater and OSU’s campus.  Many students walk to […]

Connecting the Rural Migration

We live in an age where access to technology influences nearly every aspect of our lives. From work, education and even health care, access to reliable high-speed broadband services enhances how we live. “Internet’s considered a utility,” said OEC Fiber’s Fiber Optic Technician Jeremy Shives. “You’ve got to have it.” Before the days of rural […]

Building Internet for the Next Generation

Lake Region Technology and Communications, a subsidiary of Lake Region Electric Cooperative based in Hulbert, Okla., has built over 3,000 miles of fiber-optic cable to serve rural areas in Cherokee, Wagoner, Muskogee, Rogers, and Mayes counties.  With 90% of U.S. adults using the internet these days, we believe fast internet is no longer a luxury, […]