NEWS AND EVENTS

Hance Speaks on Rural Broadband at USDA Summit

Hance Speaks on Rural Broadband at USDA Summit

Robert Hance, president/CEO of Midwest Energy & Communications, addressed the role of rural electric cooperatives as a change agent in bridging the rural digital divide today during the 94th Annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, VA. Hance was a panelist...

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February 2018 Fiber Internet Construction Update

February 2018 Fiber Internet Construction Update

January was a busy month in our “crowd” as we received 378 new expressions of interest. A growing number of those expressions is coming from what we call “Remote” backers, or those who are not served electrically by MEC. We’ve earned quite a reputation well beyond our...

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No Barriers for One Local Veteran

No Barriers for One Local Veteran

The CoBank No Barriers program helps disabled veterans overcome physical and emotional obstacles through curriculum-based wilderness expeditions. Last year, CoBank sponsored 50 veterans and one of those vets was MEC member Jesse Smith. We recently sat down with him to...

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A Heating Season for the Records

A Heating Season for the Records

2018 came in like a lion as Mother Nature hit hard and fast, sending much of the country into an early deep freeze and causing many propane retailers to raise their prices as they scrambled for supply. This heating season has been one for our record books, and we’re...

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Test Drive Home Automation

Test Drive Home Automation

I remember the day I got my first smart phone. As the information technology folks explained the capabilities and integrated it with my computer, I realized I essentially would carry a portable computer in my pocket. I suddenly had access to voice navigation,...

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Federal Tax Changes And Your Bill

Federal Tax Changes And Your Bill

Will federal tax changes impact your MEC bill? Many investor-owned electric utilities (IOUs) across the country, including several right here in Michigan, are announcing utility price reductions as a result of the Federal Tax Reform package passed at the end of 2017....

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Scholarship Applications Available

Scholarship Applications Available

Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) is now accepting applications for the 2018 scholarship program. High school seniors whose families receive monthly service from MEC at their primary residence are invited to apply for one of the four $1000 college...

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MICHIGAN CO-OPS INSPIRE TOMORROW’S LEADERS

High-school sophomores and juniors from the Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) service area are invited to apply for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour Washington, D.C. as part of this summer’s National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour, June...

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