8:27AM February 27, 2019
Hello, Keviin. Great questions. Our goal is to provide broadband to all of our eligible members over time as we have a universal service commitment. Gibson EMC members except those within the West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative area (in Tennessee) are eligible for Gibson Connect services. We set up the zones based on our substations and our communities. We also considered the miles of line within the zone, the members per mile of line, and the connections. We used all of this information to arrive at the participation level we’d need to require for the fiber buildout to be financially feasible.