Consolidated Cooperative Rebrands, Introduces Fiber Internet

Consolidated Cooperative Rebrands, Introduces Fiber Internet

  • 3/11/2018 2:15:05 PM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

MOUNT GILEAD, OH - Local provider Consolidated Electric Cooperative, Inc., will do business as Consolidated Cooperative effective immediately, in recognition of their expanded services and offerings.

Their mission statement, “Improving the quality of life of our members and communities by providing high-value energy and telecommunication services (utility services) in environmentally responsible ways,” remains the same.

The change is part of a rebranding effort coinciding with Consolidated’s new fiber-optic internet offering. Consolidated Cooperative’s services will now include Electric, Fiber, and Gas (propane and natural gas).

Consolidated will begin construction on a fiber-optic network delivering high-speed internet to Consolidated members and nearby communities in April 2018, with the first customers receiving service in May. Select residents located in western Delaware County will be the first residential locations to receive the fiber build-out.

The fiber-optic network Consolidated Cooperative builds will introduce speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, which is 100 times faster than the national average of 10 Megabits per second.

Expansion of the fiber network will continue for multiple years, eventually expanding throughout Consolidated’s electric service area.

“We are eager to introduce fiber internet to the communities we serve,” said Phil Caskey, CEO of Consolidated Cooperative. “The continued prosperity of our members and communities hinges on their having the same access to high-speed internet that people in America’s largest cities enjoy. Consolidated is excited to improve our members’ lives by offering internet service with the reliability and excellence they’ve come to expect from us.”

About Consolidated Cooperative

With a history of more than 80 years of service to rural communities, Consolidated Cooperative provides service to more than 17,000 homes and businesses in Delaware, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Richland, and Union counties. Consolidated serves an average of seven customers per mile of line, yet their electric rates remain competitive with neighboring investor-owned utilities that average more than 30 customers per mile of line.

In keeping with their commitment to providing the best possible service to their members, Consolidated Cooperative has grown into a multifaceted corporation, including subsidiaries offering gas and fiber internet services.

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