It’s that time again: after months of candidacy announcements and campaigning, Hoosiers will head to the polls to cast their votes in the 2020 Indiana primary election May 5. The choices made in the primary will determine which candidates will represent their party on the ballot in November, from state representative all the way up […]
Electric cooperative consumer-owners are no strangers to the democratic process. In fact, civic participation is baked into the cooperative experience because the consumer-owners of the cooperative directly elect its leadership every year at the annual meeting. But this spring is different because the power of consumer-owner voter participation extends beyond their local cooperatives. Not only […]
Indiana’s electric cooperatives applaud today’s announcement at South Central Indiana REMC by Gov. Eric Holcomb that he has allocated $100 million toward rural broadband expansion as part of his Next Level Connections infrastructure plan.
A study released Monday by the Purdue Center for Regional Development estimates Indiana could gain nearly $12 billion in economic benefits if broadband were deployed in the rural areas of the state. The report, commissioned by Indiana Electric Cooperatives and Tipmont REMC and funded by CoBank, further estimates a return of nearly $4 to the local economy for every dollar spent on the necessary infrastructure.