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.

Case Studies

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.

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