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Ask your neighbors, family, and friends to Join the List.
Signs are going up around town to “Join the List” for Mohave Electric Cooperative’s project to bring high-speed fiber broadband to MEC’s service territory. Transworld Communications, in partnership with MEC, will build the fiber network and provide the internet service.
The “Join the List” message is asking members to pre-register to let us know they are interested in the service when it becomes available. It’s easy to pre-register at twncomm.com/mohave/. Pre-registration is not a commitment or contract but is important to the next steps for the project.
When members pre-register they are helping TWN and MEC identify the areas of member interest, an important consideration for planning the phases of construction and deployment.
As the internet service becomes available in an area, members who pre-registered will be notified.
It’s a modern-day version of members coming together to help fill a need in the community – just like they did to form Mohave Electric Cooperative in 1946.
Fast forward to now, and MEC is partnering with TWN on the fiber broadband project.
Tyler Carlson, chief executive officer for Mohave Electric Cooperative said, “TWN also recognizes the importance of reliable broadband service in rural communities, and demonstrates the same commitment and values that are important to MEC and its members.“
The broadband initiative was initially considered when members expressed a strong interest in MEC taking on the project. A survey was performed to confirm the level of interest, followed by a feasibility study, and approval by MEC’s board of directors to move forward.
Carlson said MEC has cleared several hurdles in the project—recently Arizona Senate Bill 1460 passed the legislature and ensures Arizona electric cooperatives have the legal foundation to operate a broadband program.
“We’re making progress, but there’s still a lot of work to be done,” said Carlson.
Several pre-construction steps are underway including system design, environmental review, and permit requirements. More information and updates are available at TWN’s website twncomm.com/mohave/.