The Ohio Department of Development, Office of BroadbandOhio towards a middle-mile fiber expansion pilot project to expand fiber services to local rural areas in Seneca and Crawford counties in collaboration with North Central Electric Cooperative

Bascom Communications and North Central Electric  Cooperative Inc. made this announcement on June 15, 2023. 


Bascom, Ohio – With a shared commitment to serving their communities, Bascom Communications (Bascom) and North Central Electric Cooperative Inc. (NCE), have joined forces to bring Bascom’s world-class fiber optic connectivity to the rural areas of Seneca and Crawford County. This visionary collaboration brings together two trusted local cooperatives to launch in total a $26 million dollar fiber installation project aimed at enhancing communication infrastructure and empowering members with cutting-edge technology. By leveraging the existing infrastructure of electric poles, this innovative initiatives aims to bridge the digital divide and empower cooperative members with reliable and affordable internet connectivity.

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