Access to reliable communications is critical in today’s world, but in rural areas, access to high-speed communications is limited, creating a digital divide between rural and urban consumers that rural providers are striving to overcome—many with financial support from CoBank.
Years Combined Communications Experience
For decades, CoBank has provided loans and leases to the full range of telecommunications providers: incumbent local exchange carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, wireless and cable companies, data centers, and tower and fiber companies.
As active members of the communications industry, we provide financial support to national organizations including NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, the Western Telecommunications Alliance and the Telergee Alliance, as well as many statewide telecommunications associations.
We have a lot of confidence in CoBank. They understand our industry and have been there for us for an awfully long time.
– John Woody, CEO, Union Wireless
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We chose CoBank because of its understanding of small rural community businesses, experience in the regional wireless space, and its reputation in the industry.
– Slayton Stewart, CEO, Carolina West Wireless
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