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Telephone and Electric Cooperatives, Leveling up Connectivity

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Telephone and Electric Cooperatives serve a critical need in rural America. When regions are not being served by large utility providers, community members come together, pooling resources to form cooperatives. Current Broadband expansion efforts are driven by local providers investing in their communities.

North Central Telephone Cooperative (NCTC) formed in 1951 to bring telephone service to Tennessee. They have since expanded their service area and technology offerings to meet the needs of their community. They began building their fiber network in 2007 and are now a 100% fiber to the premise company serving parts of Tennessee and Kentucky.

Access the full case study below to understand how Telephone and Electric Cooperatives can successfully partner to bring connectivity to their communities.

Download WRECC/NCTC Case Study

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