Three executives of Eastern Oregon Telecom (EOT) announced in May they have purchased the internet and phone provider from its parent company Umatilla Electric Cooperative.… Read More »Northwest electric coop sells telephone subsidiary to executive officers
Cooperatives provide high-speed broadband services in metropolitan and rural areas throughout the country. So they should pay attention to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent action… Read More »Cooperatives Should Review the FCC’s New Order Concerning Net Neutrality
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this month the recipients of over $200 million in loans and grants to bring broadband to hundreds… Read More »Rural broadband providers benefit from USDA Community Connect grants and loans
The following article is reprinted from CFC Solutions News Bulletin (17 January 2018, Volume 19, Number 2). With more electric cooperatives looking into providing broadband… Read More »Lender Discusses Differences Between Broadband and Electric Service
Most Americans have multiple high-speed wireless choices when it comes to Internet access but many residents living in the less-populated, more rural parts still have… Read More »Utility coops partner to bring members ‘up to speed’ with broadband access
Dave Osborn, CEO of Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., explains why lawmakers need to update the USF to account for the services of rural telcoms. Read… Read More »Rural Telecom Coops Request Lawmakers to Update USF
To view this AHC Cooperative Tax Brief as a PDF, click here. The IRS has rejected an organization’s application for exemption under Section 501(c)(12), even… Read More »Cooperative Tax Brief: Federated Telecommunications Cooperative Denied Exemption
The Rural Utilities Service of the Department of Agriculture has recently announced that, in certain circumstances, it is granting an exception to the $10 million limitation on the Business & Industry guaranteed loan program (B&I Program) in fiscal year 2011.