7:31AM April 30, 2019
Dear Consolidated Cooperative Members:
Your cooperative is suspending its expansion of new residential mainline fiber while it adapts to changing market conditions and potential new funding opportunities.
Your cooperative remains committed to bringing quality-of-life products and services to its members and communities to enable growth and prosperity; we will be taking time to evaluate how best to move forward to bring increasingly valuable broadband internet service to you. Meanwhile, we will continue to serve our existing broadband customers and to attach new services where mainline has been built.
Our original plan included the continual evaluation of the rapidly changing market and actual costs involved in our efforts. There has been enough change to warrant a delay for the best interests of our members.
As we evaluate and fortify our approach to providing broadband service, we’ll seize the opportunity to explore additional avenues of funding, while enhancing our existing services. Consolidated Cooperative is built on a foundation of service and partnership, and we take our responsibility to heart.
You will be the first to know when and how we will resume our efforts to bring you high-quality and affordable broadband. We know it is increasingly becoming less of a nicety and more of a necessity.
Thank you for your patronage and confidence in Consolidated Cooperative. We encourage you to contact our service specialists at (800) 421-5863 with questions or concerns, and please visit our Fiber update site www.consolidated.coop/fiber for additional information.
Phil Caskey, President
CEO Larry Roof, Chairman of the Board