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Connectivity with a View

They come for the lake. They stay for the connectivity. Visitors to northeast Oklahoma’s beautiful Grand Lake are no longer “roughing it” when it comes to technology. Thanks to BOLT Fiber Optics Services, which broke ground in 2014 on its Fiber-To-The-Home deployment, Grand Lake vacationers, part-timers, and full-time residents alike have the broadband capacity they need to keep […]

Services as Essential as Electricity

Growth is exciting. Being able to improve someone’s quality of life while you do it, that’s even better. “We have the best and most passionate team in the business. They set the bar and continue to raise it. From the techs in the field who are there for our subscribers seven days a week to […]

Stepping Up and Bridging a Divide

By definition, cooperatives are people-centered enterprises owned, controlled and run by and for their members to realize common, social, and cultural needs and aspirations.  Cooperatives allow people to take control of their economic future and, because they are not owned by shareholders, the economic and social benefits of their activity stay in the communities where they are established. […]

It was the members of LREC asking for help

Lake Region Electric Cooperative has always been member-focused. In the 1930s, rural America had been left in the dark as electricity made its way across the country. Electricity had become a modern necessity, and cities enjoyed the opportunities it brought. But rural folks had to do without until the men and women of Lake Region […]

The Need for High-Speed Fiber

Central Rural Electric Cooperative serves more than 23,000 meters across seven counties in north-central Oklahoma. For more than 10 years, the cooperative has been working to increase system reliability and support connectivity for its rural membership, however, efforts to do so have fallen short of reaching everyone. “The pandemic really highlighted the disparity of access […]

CBC Paves the Way to Broadband Access in Rural Oklahoma

In the 1930s and 1940s, quality of life in rural Oklahoma and rural America blossomed with first-time access to electricity. Rural electric cooperatives energized sparsely populated communities bringing vitality and prosperity. Today’s generations in rural America meet a different challenge: they need reliable access to broadband to foster that same vitality and prosperity in the […]

OzarksGo brings broadband to Adair County and beyond!

OzarksGo, a telecommunications subsidiary of Ozarks Electric Cooperative, began in 2016 with the goal of providing fiber-to-the-home service to the cooperative’s 80,000 members across Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. At the beginning of the project, nearly half of the cooperative’s members did not have access to high-speed broadband. Just as rural electric cooperatives brought power […]

Powering Rural America

Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives power the lives of more than 523,000 Oklahomans. With infrastructure in all 77 counties, co-ops serve 93% of the state’s landmass. Collectively, Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives are committed to delivering power that is safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible. Electric cooperatives go where no one would go. Serving primarily rural areas, the electric […]