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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 […]

Co-op’s Participate in HB-1965 Ceremonial Bill Signing

Today, cooperative leaders participated in the ceremonial bill signing of HB-1965 along with Governor Kevin Stitt, Representative Carl Newton State Representative and Kirk Martin, Deputy Director of the Oklahoma Broadband Office. The bill encourages the development of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas, ultimately helping Oklahoma bridge the digital divide. Ten distribution electric cooperatives […]

KAMO Power Deploys Infinera’s XTM Series to Upgrade Broadband Network

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KAMO Power) is deploying Infinera’s XTM Series on its 2,700-route-mile rural network to serve its 17 member cooperatives across northeast Oklahoma and southwest Missouri. The deployment upgrades KAMO Power’s network, providing the cooperative with an open optical network that delivers high-capacity, reliable, and secure transport services. KAMO […]

IEC, Cox Communications Sign Fiber Deal

In a move to narrow the gap when it comes to broadband access in rural Oklahoma, Indian Electric Cooperative has announced fiber cooperative effort with industry giant Cox Communications. The innovative approach will accelerate broadband access to unserved and underserved areas of rural Oklahoma, IEC says. The IEC Board of Directors and Cox Communications executives approved […]

Central’s Fiber Construction Enters Final Phase

Central Rural Electric Cooperative’s fiber construction project has entered its final phase and projects the build to be complete by August 2024. Once complete, Central’s entire membership, nearly 18,000 Oklahoman households, will have access to high-speed fiber internet. “Our mission is to connect people with the speed of light, and we are working as fast […]

Lake Region Technology & Communications Completes Fiber Build

CBC Member, Lake Region Technology & Communications, recently celebrated a significant milestone. June 16 marked the completion of a major undertaking, building a fiber network from the ground up to all areas of Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s service territory. All Lake Region members now have access to blazing-fast gigabit internet service. Lake Region has constructed […]

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” […]

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 […]