Triple Plays and Homeruns

I love baseball, and was hoping this was the year my beloved Detroit Tigers would make it back to this month’s World Series. But I [...]

By | October 2, 2017|Country Lines, Fiber Internet, Views|0 Comments

Celebrating a Bright Future Together

They say good things come in threes, and the changes happening at Midwest are proof of just that. A new building, a new name and [...]

By | September 11, 2017|Country Lines, Views|0 Comments

Cars & Kilowatts: Driving the Point Home

If you read my column regularly, you know I love a good analogy. I’m throwing a new one out this month to try to make [...]

By | May 30, 2017|Country Lines, Rates, Views|0 Comments

Advocating for the 2018 Farm Bill

At Team Midwest, we are dedicated to providing the services you need to succeed in today’s world. We are fighting against the digital divide to [...]

Enhancing Reliability with First Smart Grid Application

If the first quarter is any indication of what Mother Nature has up her sleeve for 2017, batten down the hatches friends. Four major weather [...]

By | April 28, 2017|Country Lines, Reliability, Smart Grid, Views|0 Comments

A Tale of Two Energy Innovators

Thomas Edison essentially launched the modern electric utility industry when the Pearl Street Station in Manhattan began generating electricity on Sept. 4, 1882. It was [...]

By | March 30, 2017|Country Lines, Rates, Smart Grid, Views|0 Comments

Small Town With Big City Tech

The digital space opens up a lot of opportunities for customers to share service experiences, good and bad. Here is a Google review recently shared [...]

By | March 2, 2017|Country Lines, Smart Grid, Views|0 Comments

Your Opinion Matters Here

This month we will drop about 5000 letters in the mail inviting members to join us for one of eight district meetings. Names are selected [...]

By | February 7, 2017|Country Lines, Rates, Views|0 Comments

Cost is more than the commodity

When did you last enjoy dinner out? Maybe it involved an elegant setting with soft music, candlelight, and chefs with fancy pleated hats preparing your [...]

By | December 28, 2016|Country Lines, Rates, Reliability, Views|0 Comments

The Times They Are A Changin’

I grew up in the musical era of Bob Dylan, and still enjoy his unique style and sound. He was an iconic spokesman for my [...]

By | November 2, 2016|Country Lines, Views|0 Comments

Celebrating history and looking to the future

We are a people who like a good celebration, and nothing is off limits for a little recognition. Here are just a few of this [...]

By | October 4, 2016|Country Lines, Fiber Internet, Utility of the Future, Views|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

Taking a page out of playbook and re-lighting the rural space with fiber internet

Midwest Energy Cooperative is taking a page out of its historic playbook, and bringing a much needed service to its rural customers and communities. The [...]

By | August 29, 2016|Fiber Internet, Views|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

The cost of comfort and convenience

There’s comfort in convenience. After mowing, it’s nice to walk into your cool home. As the ravenous kids arrive home after soccer practice, it’s easy [...]

By | June 7, 2016|Rates, Reliability, Views|0 Comments