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PIONEER ANNOUNCES ASSISTANCE THROUGH AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

MARCH 21, 2022-Pioneer has announced it is working to help build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program.  The new long-term benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households struggling to afford internet service. The $14 billion Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up…

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RICHARD RUHL PRESENTED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM NTCA-THE RURAL BROADBAND ASSOCIATION

KINGFISHER, OK-FEBRUARY 24, 2022-Richard Ruhl, General Manager of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., headquartered in Kingfisher, OK was recently awarded the James L. Bass Lifetime Achievement Award from NTCA (National Telephone Cooperative Association)-The Rural Broadband Association. Each year, a CEO or General Manager within the Telecom Industry, is awarded this prestigious honor in recognition for his…

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PIONEER TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF FIBER BUILD-OUT PROJECTS IN SEILING, MOORELAND, LAHOMA, CLEO SPRINGS, MENO AND RINGWOOD, OKLAHOMA

JANUARY 26, 2022-Pioneer will begin construction of an aggressive fiber-to-the-home build-out in the cities of Seiling, Mooreland, Lahoma, Cleo Springs, Meno and Ringwood, Oklahoma.  This project will begin in February of 2022 with an approximate 1-year construction timeline.  The construction contract was awarded to Utility Services Associates Construction.  The total project expense including materials, engineering,…

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PIONEER TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE NAMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

In 1953, rural Oklahoma was very different from its urban counterparts. After the drastic decline in population following the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, the number of rural Oklahomans was dwindling. Rural life struggled, particularly in quality-of-life issues that included a lack of electricity, water, and communication. Cities like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Kingfisher, had…

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PIONEER TO COMPLETE FIBER OPTIC INSTALLATION IN EXTENDED AREA OUTSIDE OF SEILING

JANUARY 3, 2022- Pioneer is expanding fiber-optic to rural areas outside of Seiling. This will include an almost 4-mile fiber project through the RUS (Rural Utilities Service) ReConnect grant program that was awarded in July 2020.  Excel Utility Contractors LLC was awarded the bid and construction costs for this project are just over $62,000.  Construction…

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