CBC Statewide Impact
MILES OF FIBER LINE
Paving the way to broadband access in parts of RURAL Oklahoma
Centranet recently won top honors in the Stillwater News Press “Best of Stillwater” contest. Every year, readers of the Stillwater News Press and followers of the newspaper’s social media profiles, websites and e-mail blasts celebrate the best businesses, organizations and people in a two-step process. In June, they cast their nominations in the contest, revealing the top five nominees in each category. In July, voters select their top pick from each category, hoping their favorite will rise to the top. On July…
Co-op leaders are pictured with Governor Kevin Stitt 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 have fiber subsidiaries and are bringing critical access to reliable broadband to unserved and underserved areas in rural Oklahoma.
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 Power is a Generation and Transmission (G&T) cooperative and one of the largest of its kind, providing its members safe, cost-effective, and reliable power through its high-voltage…