Osage Valley Electric Cooperative and Sac Osage Electric Cooperative Get Fiber Internet Service
The 2,300-mile fiber to the home network will be completed over a three-to-four year construction timeline, with the first customers connected in the first quarter of 2022. This project is expected to benefit more than 8,700 homes and businesses in the region. This will lead to convenient telemedicine, work-from-home interoffice connectivity, and a boost in the local real estate market. Already, the network is being mapped and will enable businesses to connect to one another.
A new partnership between Osage Valley Electric Cooperative and Conexon Connect will bring high-speed fiber-to-the-home internet service to 16,300 homes and businesses in three counties in Missouri. The project, estimated to cost 75 million, is being phased out over five years, beginning this year with the first phase. Members of Osage Valley Electric Cooperative and Sac Osage Electric Cooperative are expected to benefit from the service.
The project will provide a 2,300-mile fiber-to-the-home network to approximately 8,700 homes and businesses. The initial phase of the project is expected to take three to four years, with the first customers being connected by the first quarter of 2022. This project will provide convenient telemedicine, work-from-home interoffice connectivity, and a boost to the real estate market. Already, the cooperative has begun mapping out the network, which will allow members to access the service.
The project will also provide reliable phone service to members of Osage Valley Electric. It will also enable smart grid capabilities including improved response times to power outages, load balancing, and electricity delivery. The project is expected to take about five years to complete. Customers should begin to see their service in 4Q 2021. The two companies plan to invest 75 million dollars in the project. These funds will help them provide high-speed fiber internet to residents in rural areas of the country.
The Conexon Connect initiative was awarded over $1 billion from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund’s Phase I auction. This funding will bring gigabit broadband service to dozens of rural electric cooperatives across the country. This groundbreaking investment will provide the rural community with a world-class broadband service. The project will be managed by Conexon Connect in partnership with the electrical cooperatives in the regions where the company will be building the network.
Osage Valley Electric Cooperative
Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned distribution cooperative based in Butler, Georgia. It was founded on August 9, 1938 and currently serves approximately 16,300 customers. It employs 50 people at its headquarters and district office in Clinton and has payment kiosks located in Belton. Those who have not already pre-registered should do so immediately. Osage Valley offers various internet packages that are tailored to meet the needs of individual customers.
Osage Valley Electric Cooperative has partnered with Conexon Connect, a national leader in rural fiber-optic network construction and design. Through this partnership, Conexon will offer high-speed internet to over 16,000 homes in rural west central Missouri. Osage Valley Electric Cooperative also recently established headquarters in Kansas City and launched a full-service network engineering and technical support call center. The project is expected to be complete in five years.
Once complete, Osage Valley Electric’s fiber-optic network will enable symmetric gigabit internet speeds and a more reliable phone service. It will also improve electricity delivery reliability and power outage response times. The project is expected to take around five years to complete. It is anticipated that the first customers will be connected in 4Q 2021. A partnership with Conexon Connect will cost approximately $75 million to complete.
Unlike other ISPs, OVEC is not a traditional broadband candidate. The co-op’s density is low – only 4.5 meters per mile – and it has ongoing annexation of communities that limits its growth potential. It also didn’t make financial sense to invest in fiber broadband in such a small area. Ultimately, Campbell has a different plan for OVEC.
The project is a partnership between the Osage Valley Electric Cooperative and Conexon Connect, a leader in rural fiber-optic network construction and design. Together, the two cooperatives will deploy a fiber-to-the-home network throughout 17 Missouri counties. The project will begin in the first quarter of 2022, and first customers are anticipated to connect in 1Q 2022. This project is a big step for the area, and will help residents and businesses stay connected to one another.
The project will transform rural counties by providing fast and reliable fiber broadband service to all of its members. Conexon Connect will be the construction manager and internet service provider, and will provide end-to-end operations support to the Sac Osage cooperative’s members. They will work together to identify economic feasibility and manage construction. They will optimize business performance and partner with cooperatives to ensure the success of the project.
A new project in Missouri called Osage Valley Electric Cooperative is set to bring high-speed fiber internet to over 16,300 member homes and businesses. As part of a 75 million dollar investment, the project will be completed in phases. The first phase is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Once completed, the cooperative expects to have high-speed internet in 163 member homes and businesses by the end of the year.
The project is set to provide 2,300 miles of fiber-to-the-home network. It is anticipated that the project will be completed in three to four years, and first customers should be connected during the first quarter of 2022. Once completed, the project will bring high-speed internet and telemedicine to more than 8,700 homes and businesses. The project is expected to boost the real estate market in the area, and the cooperative is already mapping the network.
Osage Valley Electric and Conexon Connect have partnered to deliver Gigabit broadband internet and reliable phone service. Together, the two companies will help rural America enjoy high-speed internet and smart grid capabilities. Osage Valley Electric and Sac Osage Electric expect the network to be completed in five years, with first customers connected in 1Q 2022. The two companies are investing $75 million to build the network.
As part of the Rural Electric Cooperative Consortium, Conexon brings high-speed fiber to the home to rural communities. Conexon has extensive experience in co-op operations, fiber-optic design and construction, and marketing. Their team of experts works with the cooperative to provide a turnkey service to rural communities. The company can also provide operational support for the network. And its mission is to improve business performance by partnering with rural electric cooperatives.