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GoSEMO is powered by SEMO Electric Cooperative, the people you already know and trust. And no matter where you live, you deserve high-speed internet access.

 

It's why SEMO Electric Cooperative is launching GoSEMO! Our goal is to bring you a fiber optic network that delivers more.  We are determined to improve internet access and, as a result, your quality of life.

In the coming years, we'll connect communities both urban and rural to our lightning-fast fiber network, covering SEMO Electric's entire service area. We will offer the fastest Internet in the area with Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps (that's 1,000 Mbps). We plan to construct a 100% fiber network in order to provide not only these fast speeds, but also high definition television and unlimited phone services. Our technology is fast, reliable, and convenient. Our prices will be affordable. And because we're of, by and for Missouri's electric cooperatives, we hold ourselves to a higher service standard.

We know connected communities are healthier, more educated, and more prosperous communities. In bringing the online world to co-op members who currently face limited service options, we lay the groundwork for a future bright with possibility.

To receive notification of when GoSEMO is coming to your area, join the list.

 What makes our service different?

Everything for members of SEMO Electric Cooperative.

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From superior performance and affordable pricing to increased privacy and unrivaled customer support, GoSEMO will offer SEMO Electric members the ability to:

  • Upload, download and transfer data at ultra fast speeds
  • Simultaneously stream music and HD video
  • Connect to various smart devices, allowing you to use your home more intelligently and efficiently
  • Access free technical support

Fiber optic cable allows us to transmit data at speeds that far surpass DSL, satellite plans, wireless, and cable modems. And with no usage limits on our plans, your entire household will be able to play games, stream music or videos, and surf the web without worrying about data consumption.

What's more, our service culture is born of the electric cooperative's longstanding commitment to reliable, friendly customer care. We'll answer your questions and ensure any connectivity issues you may encounter are resolved quickly.

Get ready for internet, TV and phone made better.

See our Frequently Asked Questions.

Service Areas Coming Soon

We want to know your interest in high-speed internet and HD TV service. Show us your support! The six county map represents areas where SEMO Electric Cooperative provides energy to thousands of homes, farms and businesses. If you are a SEMO Electric member, fiber could be available in your area in the next 60 months. If you are not a SEMO Electric member, please still let us know you’re interested. We will focus on our member-owners first and we will gauge interest from neighboring communities.



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100 Mbps Internet

Blazing fast internet access for email, web browsing, video streaming and communications.

Get a bigger bang for your broadband buck. GoSEMO is committed to bringing you the best internet access available at prices you can afford. And with no contracts or hidden costs, home Wi-Fi access, unlimited data, and waived installation fees, we hope that’s an offer to make you smile. With GoSEMO, you can: Stream music and HD video Upload, download and transfer data at lightning fast speeds connect to other smart devices, allowing you to use your home more intelligently and efficiently.

About this Campaign

GoSEMO is powered by SEMO Electric Cooperative, the people you already know and trust. And no matter where you live, you deserve high-speed internet access.

 

It's why SEMO Electric Cooperative is launching GoSEMO! Our goal is to bring you a fiber optic network that delivers more.  We are determined to improve internet access and, as a result, your quality of life.

In the coming years, we'll connect communities both urban and rural to our lightning-fast fiber network, covering SEMO Electric's entire service area. We will offer the fastest Internet in the area with Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps (that's 1,000 Mbps). We plan to construct a 100% fiber network in order to provide not only these fast speeds, but also high definition television and unlimited phone services. Our technology is fast, reliable, and convenient. Our prices will be affordable. And because we're of, by and for Missouri's electric cooperatives, we hold ourselves to a higher service standard.

We know connected communities are healthier, more educated, and more prosperous communities. In bringing the online world to co-op members who currently face limited service options, we lay the groundwork for a future bright with possibility.

To receive notification of when GoSEMO is coming to your area, join the list.

 What makes our service different?

Everything for members of SEMO Electric Cooperative.

 Second try

From superior performance and affordable pricing to increased privacy and unrivaled customer support, GoSEMO will offer SEMO Electric members the ability to:

  • Upload, download and transfer data at ultra fast speeds
  • Simultaneously stream music and HD video
  • Connect to various smart devices, allowing you to use your home more intelligently and efficiently
  • Access free technical support

Fiber optic cable allows us to transmit data at speeds that far surpass DSL, satellite plans, wireless, and cable modems. And with no usage limits on our plans, your entire household will be able to play games, stream music or videos, and surf the web without worrying about data consumption.

What's more, our service culture is born of the electric cooperative's longstanding commitment to reliable, friendly customer care. We'll answer your questions and ensure any connectivity issues you may encounter are resolved quickly.

Get ready for internet, TV and phone made better.

See our Frequently Asked Questions.

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How Stuff Works: Coax vs Fiber-Optic Cables

10:50am May 19, 2017

What makes fiber-optic special? Curious? Just watch the first few minutes of this video. 

Fiber Project Announced at Annual Meeting

5:52pm May 17, 2017

The Miner Convention Center served as the host site for SEMO Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting on May 15. To the excitement of those in attendance, SEMO Electric’s President Rick Faulkner announced that the board approved a plan to install fiber-optic cable to connect substations and offices to increase the reliability of electric service to members. Plus, if all goes well, he said the plan is to provide fiber-to-the-home (high-speed internet) for the cooperative’s members.

“It may take several years, but we will take it one step at a time,” Faulkner said. “Much like we did with electricity in 1938, we’re going to provide real, affordable broadband for rural residents in southeast Missouri.”

During the business meeting, four directors – Myron Hawes, Dicky Hanor, Dennis Fowler and James Deneke – were elected to the cooperative’s board to serve three year terms to help guide SEMO Electric’s strategic direction. Prior to the business meeting, entertainer Maggie Thorn sang original songs and some old favorites to the large crowd as they snacked on popcorn.

Just How Fast is Lightning-fast?

10:52pm May 14, 2017

We are working on a plan to deliver ultra-fast internet service to SEMO Electric Cooperative members, and we're thrilled to get things started. But just how fast will our advanced technology allow us to make your online world?

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With either our 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps plans, you will:

  • Transfer data over the internet faster than you can write data to a thumb drive.
  • Play games seamlessly.
  • Download and upload files, photos and videos at incredible speeds.
  • Video conference with excellent quality.
  • Improve your online experience for multiple users and devices connected simultaneously to your network.
  • Stream videos, movies and TV shows in HD with little to no delays or buffering.

It's exciting technology, and we're glad to bring it to you.

Board Approves Fiber Project

4:08pm May 11, 2017

During a special board meeting of the Board of Directors of SEMO Electric Cooperative, Inc., on March 22, 2017, the board conducted a final review of the fiber to the home feasibility study and held a discussion regarding fiber construction. Then, the board unanimously voted to move forward with phase one of the fiber plan.

By connecting substations and offices with fiber-optic cable, the Cooperative will create an intelligent grid that will provide it with more down line automation capabilities, ultimately increasing the reliability of electric service to members. Also, this endeavor falls in line with the Cooperative’s purpose - “powering communities and empowering members.”

Broadband is the electricity of the 1930s and 1940s. Remember, in 1930, fewer than 10% of farms had access to electricity. In 2016, 53% of Americans lack access to broadband. Much like the Cooperative did with electricity in 1938, the Cooperative is going to provide real, affordable broadband to southeast Missouri.

Since the Cooperative serves more than 2,600 miles of line, this will take some time. The entire build out will take several years. The approved plan is to begin with a portion of the territory and build out from there. Only the first phase was approved by the board.

While the Cooperative is not ready to announce its first build location, it anticipates starting with substations in Advance, Bloomfield and Miner. A number of factors are considered to help decide the build-out order. Those factors include density, total cost, cost per home or business passed, number of potential subscribers, cooperative communication needs, office locations and revenue projections. The Cooperative will evaluate the success of each phase as the business moves forward. The Cooperative asks members to be patient as it works on fiber design for route maps, infrastructure make-ready needs, splicing diagrams and construction schedules.



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