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Four Facts About Broadband in Rural America

High-speed internet has become a major focus across rural Indiana. From electric cooperatives and allied rural organizations to the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor and legislators who serve rural areas, finding the financial wherewithal to fund expensive fiber-optic networks into sparsely-populated areas is no longer a quixotic quest. It’s happening. “Hoosiers need affordable, quality […]

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2019 Co-Op Difference
Electric Cooperatives Serve Your Community

Indiana’s electric cooperatives are committed to the communities they serve and are involved with philanthropic activities throughout Indiana and beyond. Your cooperative serves your community and spearheads philanthropic projects to help create a better world. For instance, during Community Day, Indiana’s electric cooperatives work collectively to make a positive impact on our state. Each year […]

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Top Workplaces

INDIANAPOLIS STAR NAMES NINESTAR CONNECT A WINNER OF THE CENTRAL INDIANA TOP WORKPLACES 2021 AWARD Greenfield, Indiana, June 04, 2021 – NineStar Connect has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner […]

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Together in spirit. NineStar prepares for its annual meeting.

At this time last year, the team at NineStar Connect was making plans for the cooperative’s annual meeting. The venue was booked. The menu was selected and the program arranged.                Then COVID-19 upended everything.                “Necessity proved to be the mother of invention and we quickly shifted gears to host a virtual event,” said […]

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Tom Rowland
Former Hancock Rural Telephone Employee and Industry Leader Passes Away

Fredrick Thomas Rowland, age 69, of Lafayette, TN passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. Tom was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 19, 1951. Tom ran track and cross country at Greenfield High School in Greenfield, IN. He married Melissa Jones in 1971. Tom started his career in telecommunications as a […]

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Struck Fire Hydrant

Just after 7:30am, a fire hydrant was struck by a large truck just south of 100S along 500W north of New Palestine. The damage was severe enough that the pumps could not keep up with the loss of flow and the tower emptied around 8:00am. Once we were able to assess the damage and confirm […]

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