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February 28, 2024

Accord Enters Next Phase – Raises Additional Funding, Adds Formal Leadership Team and Four New Member Owner Companies

Accord Telecommunications Collaborative, LLC, a middle-mile provider serving the Midwest with a dedicated team of 25 member-owners, signals the start of its next developmental chapter. This pivotal phase sees the appointment of new board leadership and the introduction of its inaugural executive staff.  The initiative is now bolstered by additional operating capital and the addition of four new member owners.

In the latter half of 2023, Accord added Decatur County REMC, Joink LLC, Northeastern REMC, and Warren County REMC as new members. The organizations complement Accord’s existing membership, solidifying its network with a total of 25 local, rural service providers.

August 1, 2023

Co-ops Band Together to Build Statewide and Regional Middle Mile Networks

It couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Representatives of Mississippi’s electric cooperatives had gathered for the statewide’s July 2021 board meeting when internet service suddenly went out.

That’s when 17 electric co-ops joined forces across the state to build a middle mile broadband network.

April 20, 2023

Accord Announces New Members and Expansion Plans

Accord Telecommunications Collaborative, LLC, a middle-mile provider in the Midwest, now welcomes four new member-owners and announces plans for future expansion.

The most recent additions include Berry Communications, LLC, Mainstream Fiber Networks, LLC, Rochester Telephone Company, and Surf Internet.

June 14, 2022

Accord Creates Statewide Fiber Network in Indiana

Accord Telecommunications Collaborative, LLC, a consortium of electric and telephone cooperatives, announced its formation today. By leveraging the vast fiber assets of its electric and telephone cooperative member-owners, Accord will be able to propel Indiana to be the most connected state in the nation. Through Accord’s unique collaboration, it will create one of the largest contiguous, fiber-based networks in the state.