Consolidated Cooperative Rebrands & Announces Fiber Internet Pilot Area
5:58PM March 05, 2018
Since the foundations of Delaware Rural Electric Cooperative and Morrow Rural Electric Cooperative in 1936, and continuing through our merger in 1996 when we became Consolidated Electric Cooperative, Inc., our purpose has always been simple: to bring quality of life services safely, reliably, and affordably to our members and communities in environmentally responsible ways.
As we introduce new services like fiber internet, our name—“Consolidated Electric Cooperative”—no longer quite fits all that we do. From now on, we will call ourselves simply Consolidated Cooperative. Under the umbrella of Consolidated Cooperative, our electric, internet, natural gas, and propane services will be called Consolidated Electric, Consolidated Fiber, and Consolidated Gas.
In addition to announcing our name and logo change, we are excited to announce that we will begin construction on a fiber-optic network in April 2018, with the first customers receiving internet service in May. Select residents located in western Delaware county will be the first residential locations to receive Consolidated Fiber internet service. We chose the pilot area because of its small size, lack of internet service availability, and the amount of interest shown by members living in the area.
The fiber-optic network we are building 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.
Thank you again for your interest in Consolidated Fiber. We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress.