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G&Ts Expand Their Role in Co-op Broadband Efforts

In rural central Missouri, where even Walmart hasn’t ventured, an electric distribution cooperative with less than 50 staffers and 7,500 members is about to change the future for the communities it serves.

Gascosage Electric Cooperative has won more than $15 million in federal and state funds to deploy gigabit broadband.

But how did this small co-op, which will hire its first IT administrator this year, manage to enter the fast-paced, highly competitive world of retail internet?

Major assistance from its generation and transmission cooperative.

Read the rest at Rural Electric Magazine


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