MEC NEWS

Fiber Internet Construction Update

Fiber Internet Construction Update

How is it June already?! It seems like 2017 is moving at fiber speed. While the year is half over, we’re working just as hard as ever to bring high-speed, reliable internet to our communities. This summer has more exciting developments underway: West-North Dowagiac:...

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Midwest Awarded Prestigious APEX Award

Midwest Energy Cooperative received the prestigious Utilities Technology Council (UTC) APEX Award during the Telecom & Technology 2017 conference in May. The annual celebration dinner, sponsored by Fujitsu Network Communications, recognizes utilities and individuals...

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Midwest Awarded Prestigious APEX Award

Midwest Awarded Prestigious APEX Award

Midwest Energy Cooperative received the prestigious Utilities Technology Council (UTC) APEX Award during the Telecom & Technology 2017 conference in May. The annual celebration dinner, sponsored by Fujitsu Network Communications, recognizes utilities and individuals...

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Cars & Kilowatts: Driving the Point Home

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 sense of the service charge and rate restructuring that we’ve been addressing. We’re both in the market for a new car, and pull away from the lot with...

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Honoring Tomorrow’s Leaders with Scholarship Support

Four local students will begin their college careers with a little financial help as recipients of Midwest Energy Cooperative’s 2017 scholarship program. All four are sons or daughters of Midwest members or customers. “Investing in our youth is one great way to...

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Hance Appointed to Federal Broadband Advisory Group

Midwest Energy Cooperative President/CEO Robert Hance was recently appointed to one of two federal Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) working groups. The announcement was made last week by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai. The BDAC...

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Advocating for the 2018 Farm Bill

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 help eliminate geography as an obstacle in delivering electricity and telecommunications, such as broadband. In addition to...

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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 events impacted tens-of-thousands of our members over the three-month period. Three tornadoes touched down in a late February...

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Strengthening Schools Grants Available

Strengthening Schools Grants Available

Midwest Energy Cooperative is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Strengthening Schools Grant program. In January, grants totaling just over $30,000 were awarded to 22 public schools across the co-op service territory. Grants are funded through Midwest Energy...

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Fiber Open Houses

Fiber Open Houses

Fiber internet fever is spreading across southwest Michigan as Midwest Connections continues building its communications infrastructure. Come test drive fiber-speed internet at one of our fiber open houses. Staff will be available to answer questions, and technology...

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Midwest Energy & Communications welcomes media inquiries related to company or industry news and information. Contact Patty Nowlin, Vice President, Corporate Communications, at (269) 251-0277 or by e-mail at pr@teammidwest.com