Kansas City, Missouri — October 18, 2023 — Conexon Connect, the internet service provider (ISP) formed by rural fiber broadband leader Conexon, has completed its first electric cooperative network build, a nearly 2,000-mile fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in partnership with Southern Rivers Energy (SRE), headquartered in Barnesville, Ga.
The Connect, powered by Southern Rivers Energy, network – announced in 2021 as part of the first Connect partnership project – was completed at the end of August, condensing a three-year build into two years.
The inaugural project for Conexon’s ISP is a significant accomplishment, and represents the implementation of a national ISP infrastructure. The company leveraged its experience and expertise in services provided to cooperative clients – customer service and technical support, construction, marketing, and field and installation operations and more – successfully converting them for Conexon Connect projects within the span of less than three years from the ISP’s launch.
Since beginning SRE network construction, Conexon Connect has expanded far beyond its initial partnership with SRE and neighboring cooperative Central Georgia EMC. Today, Connect partnerships include 20 electric cooperatives across seven states, reaching nearly 400,000 rural homes and businesses upon completion of current projects, with additional network partnerships yet to be announced.