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HolstonConnect Winner of Connect America Funding to Provide Rural Broadband

2:42PM August 29, 2018

HolstonConnect, a wholly-owned, not-for-profit subsidiary of Holston Electric Cooperative, was announced among 33 cooperative recipients as winners of the Federal Communications Commission Connect American Fund II (CAF II) reverse auction on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Winning electric cooperatives will collectively receive $220 million over ten years to help defray the costs of deploying broadband in unserved areas.

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Welcome to HolstonConnect

4:17PM June 26, 2018

Thank you for your interest in HolstonConnect. We appreciate that you are as excited about broadband as we are, and we know there will be lots of questions. 

It all began in 2016 when Holston Electric Cooperative began installation of 110 miles of fiber backbone to connect powerlines and substations.  This smart grid network would modernize the electric system and allow for digital technology that would detect and react to changes in electricity supply usage while improving operating efficiencies and increasing service quality.  

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