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Rural Broadband

 

BROADBAND INTERNET IS COMING TO YOU, OUR MEMBERS!!!!

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Customer Service for:

Washington EMC: (800) 552-2577

Conexon Connect: (470) 369-0099 or 844-54CONNECT

 

Conexon Connect Website

 

First Construction Phase

 

Washington EMC formed a new partnership with Conexon Connect to provide high-speed fiber internet to more than 12,000 homes and businesses in 10 Middle Georgia counties—Baldwin, Emanuel, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Laurens, Warren, Washington and Wilkinson.

The partnership includes a capital investment of more than $54.5 million with Washington EMC (WEMC) investing $52 million and Conexon Connect contributing another $2.5 million.

Under terms of the agreement, WEMC will partner with Conexon Connect, the internet services provider (ISP) arm of full-service rural fiber-optic broadband provider Conexon, to design and build a 3,000-mile fiber network that will serve two strategic purposes: provide improved electric service and increased reliability through smart grid capabilities, and provide high-speed internet access to all 12,200 WEMC members within the next three years, beginning as early as 1Q 2022. Conexon works exclusively with electric cooperatives and is considered one of the pioneers in the electric cooperative broadband movement.

WEMC will own the fiber and lease excess capacity to Conexon Connect, which has agreed to serve every EMC member with fiber-to-the-home internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. The internet service will be powered by Washington EMC fiber, but Conexon Connect will provide the retail service to homes and businesses, managing account set-up, customer service, operations, marketing and billing.

 

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About Conexon Connect:

Conexon Connect is the ISP arm of rural fiber-optic broadband leader Conexon. Conexon works exclusively with Rural Electric Cooperatives to bring fiber to the home in rural communities. Conexon Connect has multiple early-stage projects in rural communities throughout Georgia. Conexon offers end-to-end broadband deployment and operations support, from a project’s conception all the way through to its long-term sustainability. We work with clients to analyze economic feasibility, secure financing, design the network, manage construction, provide operational support, optimize business performance and determine optimal partnerships. To date, Conexon has assisted nearly 200 electric cooperatives, nearly 50 of which are deploying fiber networks, with more than 200,000 connected fiber-to-the-home subscribers across the U.S. The company has secured over $1.3 billion in federal and state funding for its clients.

 

CONTACT:

 

Chad Davis

Washington EMC

(478) 552-2577 ext. 817

c.davis@washingtonemc.com

 

Cindy Parks

Conexon

(913) 526-6912

cindy.parks@conexon.us