We Are America’s Electric Cooperatives

From booming suburbs to rural farming communities, America’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic growth
for 42 million Americans.

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Leaders
in Rural Broadband

Millions of rural American families and businesses are stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide. And where no one else will provide the service, electric co-ops have found a way. Motivated by people, not profits, and the needs of their communities, electric co-ops are making rural broadband a reality.

N.M. Co-op Expanding Broadband to All Zuni Nation Members by Summer
Pulling Out All the Stops: Colorado Co-op Connects Students to Broadband
• Thinking Big: Small Missouri Co-op Made Early Bet on Broadband’s Promise
• Podcast: The Ins and Outs of the FCC’s Biggest Rural Broadband Auction
• ‘Boy, I Want to See That’: Broadband History From a Mississippi Porch
• Iowa Co-op Steps Up to Plate With Broadband for the Field of Dreams
• Virginia Co-op Finds Three Ways to Deliver Broadband to Rural Residents

Co-op Facts: Bridging the Digital Divide

More than 200 co-ops in 39 states are developing or planning to deploy broadband service to their members, giving them access to telehealth services, online learning, remote work and new possibilities for local businesses.

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Powering Stronger Communities

Spotlight Feature: 'We're All There to Help Our Town'

As demand for child care grows in their rural communities, three small electric co-ops in Iowa have stepped up to help fund new day care centers and preschools to meet the need.

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(Photo Courtesy: Guthrie County Rural Electric Cooperative)

Spotlight Feature: Rebuilding After Disasters

In a recent podcast, hear how co-ops work with FEMA after natural disasters to include system resiliency upgrades as part of restorations.

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Driving New Possibilities

Co-op Facts: Rise in Renewables

From 2010 to 2020, co-ops nearly tripled their renewable energy capacity to 11.4 gigawatts.

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