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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, […]

Building Better Communities Through Connectivity

Connectivity is one of the core aspects of a healthy community for both residents and local businesses. In today’s day and age, it is difficult to imagine a business running smoothly without stable internet access. Keeping track of finances, processing credit card payments, and taking orders over the phone all require some sort of internet […]

Why We Serve

For their jobs.For their access to medicine. For their children. For a better way of life.  This is why we serve. In 1937, Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation (AVECC) gave light to rural Arkansans who were left in the dark, helping transform the River Valley into a prosperous, industrial, and leading agricultural region of the United States.  […]

Connecting to the Backbone of America

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. They comprise 99.9% of all U.S. businesses, over two-thirds of the net new jobs created since 2000 and employ roughly half of America’s private sector workforce according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2021). However, even as vital as small businesses are […]

Commitment to Serve All

By definition, cooperatives are built on cooperation. To be ‘cooperative’ means to work together towards a common goal. Cooperatives are centered in people. They are owned, controlled and operated by their members and prioritize quality of life for those they serve. Co-ops are not owned by shareholders, the benefits of the services they provide stay […]

Connectivity is vital to rural areas

Some eight miles from the nearest town lies a small church down a quiet country road in Haskell County. Surrounded by rolling hills with pastures, and sitting next to a small cemetery, West Liberty Baptist Church has been a fixture of this area since 1894, and people have been worshiping there ever since.  The Covid […]

Fiber meets needs, adds to quality of life

Electric cooperatives are committed to improving quality of life for members and communities. This commitment began when electric co-ops were formed. It’s the driving force behind new and old cooperative programs and services. “We feel it’s our responsibility to work toward constant advancement for our members and communities; by not only providing safe, affordable electricity, […]