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Where’s the Funding? Episode 8: Matching funds for Rural Electric Cooperatives and Telcos

Rural electric cooperatives and telcos will be able to apply for matching funds during the implementation of BEAD, and will face unique circumstances and hurdles when it comes to doing so. Whether you represent an electric cooperative or do business with one, this episode will teach you everything you’ll need to know on the matter.


Darren has worked with electric cooperatives and telcos for more than 30 years. During that time, his work helped establish the Savannah, Missouri-based United Fiber as the first rural electric cooperative internet service provider in its region and to become widely recognized as one of the most successful of its kind. The company far surpassed its customer estimates, and now serves more than 30,000 customers.