There is a demand in unserved and underserved locations for high-speed internet services, which are essential to community development, economic growth and prosperity, and educational attainment. Co-ops are taking a lead in meeting this need with projects to install broadband to benefit their member-consumers. The following NRECA case study series highlights some of these co-op initiatives. Visit here for new case studies in this series.
Summary Report: Electric Cooperatives Bring High-Speed Communications
to Underserved Areas; Insights from NRECA’s 2018
Twelve Broadband Case Studies
- March 2019
Individual Case Studies:Additional Resources:
NRECA's Broadband Team
NRECA has a cross-departmental team that works on broadband issues and initiatives.Front Office Lead:Team Members:
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