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What a Difference a Week Makes

Months of site prep, planning, design and engineering culminated in a week of excitement as our two-story Utility of the Future office building took shape at the intersection of Decatur Road and M60.

By | September 21, 2016|News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

Carey, Cassopolis

I LOVE my internet.  The stress from data overages is long gone, no more having to tell the kids to not use internet for a [...]

By | September 6, 2016|Fiber Internet, News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

Beverage Straws and High-Speed Internet

Inspiration sometimes comes in odd packages. Today mine is a beverage straw/stir stick. I’ve always been a little perplexed by this seemingly useless piece of [...]

By | September 6, 2016|Country Lines, Fiber Internet, Utility of the Future, Views|0 Comments

Building Team Earns Perfect Safety Marks

I have great respect for my colleagues who literally put their lives on the line in service to our members and customers. The electric utility [...]

By | August 15, 2016|News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

Alice, White Pigeon

I was just installed today, and I love it! I can actually watch an On Demand movie immediately! I had to wait 1 1/2 hours [...]

By | August 4, 2016|Fiber Internet, News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

My Visit into the Heart of the Rural Space

I grew up in a subdivision outside of a medium-sized city in Indiana, and today have a home with my own family in that same [...]

By | July 27, 2016|Fiber Internet, Utility of the Future, Views|0 Comments

Fiber Internet Making Rural Relevant Again

We recently had a message from Henry on our Facebook page. He’s not a member, but looking to build in southwest Michigan and asked about [...]

Steve, Edwardsburg

We have lived at this location for seven years after previously living with Comcast cable internet. We spent two years with dial up, five years [...]

By | July 5, 2016|Fiber Internet, News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

June/July Construction Update

We recently celebrated our 2000th fiber installation. In just over two short years, we’ve changed the rural experience for more than 2000 homes and businesses [...]

By | June 29, 2016|Fiber Internet, News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

Changing the Landscape Day

Mother Nature tried to foil Team Midwest with threats of storms, but in the end Team Midwest took Cassopolis by storm in Changing the Landscape [...]

Bringing More Members to the Building Project Team

We continue changing the landscape at the intersection of M60 and Decatur Road, and brought two more members into the fold as project partners this [...]

By | June 9, 2016|News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

Jeff Helman, Elkhart

Today was a very special day. We are now TEAM FIBER and it is great. Thank you for all Midwest Energy's effort to provide this. A [...]

By | May 27, 2016|Fiber Internet, News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

Putting Co-op Members to Work on their Cooperative Headquarters

Technology is such a cool thing. We placed a construction camera at our new property, and on Monday I finally saw the first action through [...]

By | May 24, 2016|News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

Apex Award

Team Midwest was recognized on the national stage last week as a finalist for the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) Apex Award, a prestigious honor that [...]

By | May 20, 2016|Fiber Internet, News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments

May Construction Update

Last Friday, Joe in our North Three Rivers Zone posted on our Facebook page: “Getting hooked up at 2:00 today. Good riddance Frontier.” We love [...]

By | May 10, 2016|Fiber Internet, News, Utility of the Future|0 Comments