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Updates

Co-op 101 Juice & Fiber

1:16PM March 24, 2018

If you are curious about SEMO Electric Cooperative or GoSEMO Fiber and want to know what it takes to deliver energy or fiber to your home, farm or business, watch for upcoming Co-op 101 sessions.

What is Co-op 101? SEMO Electric member-owners get an opportunity to hold a strand of fiber, touch a fuse barrel or see our inventory barcoding system. We discuss the cooperative business model; provide insights about SEMO Electric and GoSEMO Fiber; and provide a tour of the facility. Plus, you can experience our fiber-fast Internet.


Fast-Fiber Open House - March 24

1:06PM March 24, 2018

Come learn, play and sign up for fiber-fast Internet at our open house from 8:30 am to 11 am today at our office 1/2 mile south of Walmart in Sikeston. gosemofiber.com


Got Fiber?

11:12PM March 14, 2018

Exciting things are happening at GoSEMO! We are hooking up new subscribers in the Miner area. $50 for 100 Mpbs. $80 for Plus 100 (up to one gig). Unlimited data.


11 Devices Streaming

6:29PM February 22, 2018

How would you like to stream video on 11 devices simultaneously? We did it! We are burning the midnight oil as we work on the fiber network for GoSEMO Fiber. It takes time to build a Gig fiber system from the ground up. But, it will be worth the wait.


GoSEMO Fiber's Optional Network Terminal

3:17PM February 12, 2018

Fiber 101: What’s an ONT? The Optical Network Terminal (ONT) is the device known as the home gateway, which is installed in the home and connected via fiber from the outside of the home. The gateway includes four Ethernet ports and a dual-band Wi-Fi network. The ONT provides gigabit speed broadband data, supporting high definition television and voice service. It offers managed Wi-Fi, which is required for wireless set-top boxes for HDTV.  


Inside the Fiber Warehouse

10:17PM February 05, 2018

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the fiber warehouse for our gosemofiber.com project. So far, more than 250,000 feet of fiber and 240 of ~450 taps (provides fiber connectivity to homes) have been installed for the first construction phase in Miner. It takes about two hours to prep, install and slice each tap. It appears we are in the top of the eighth inning as we build the fiber Gig network from the ground up.  Thank you for the patience and support. Thanks to Ervin Cable Construction for the partnership.


Rice Speaks to BBNI GoSEMO Fiber Discuss Fiber

2:14PM January 25, 2018

Loyd Rice of GoSEMO Fiber spoke to members of the Business Network International (BNI) business group at Sikeston, Mo. Rice updated BNI on the status of the project and how broadband will create economic growth in southeast Missouri.



SEMO Electric Goes to Washington, D.C. for FCC Broadband Funding

6:44PM January 24, 2018

SEMO Electric Cooperative and other electric cooperatives met with the Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Ajit Pai and Staff to discuss the Connect America Fund Phase II, which could provide up to $650 million over 10 years for broadband services for rural Missouri. We appreciate the FCC’s time and focus on the issue and look forward to participating in the auction.

CAF-II is part of the Commission’s reform and modernization of its universal service support programs. CAF-II will use competitive bidding to efficiently support the deployment of networks providing both voice and broadband service, thereby expanding broadband availability to millions more unserved Americans. https://www.fcc.gov/connect-america-fund-phase-ii-auction.


SEMO Electric visits CrowdFiber

7:54PM January 20, 2018

Despite cold temps, Team SEMO had a busy week keeping the lights on and pushing forward with gosemofiber.com. We are working to 1) complete fiber subscriber enrollment processes; 2) establish prepay billing methods; 3) develop web and phone support procedures; 4) finalize TV packages and channel lists; 5) erect several IT servers for substation connectivity; 6) test residential optical network terminals; and 7) enhance relationships with partners such as Crowdfiber. The rocket fuel has been purchased and it will soon be loaded for takeoff. What an exciting time as we bring broadband to rural Missouri!



Team Completes Two Test Fiber Drops

5:58PM January 17, 2018

Team SEMO completed two test fiber drops - the process to get fiber to the outside of a home - in Miner. We will soon complete the installation inside the homes and test our Gig fiber network. Team SEMO is making great progress as the GoSEMOFiber.com project started less than 10 months ago. We appreciate the help from expert partners Conexon, Ervin Cable Construction, National Information Solutions Cooperative, Crowdfiber and several others.


SEMO Electric's Directors attend Camp GoSEMO Fiber

6:52PM January 08, 2018

On the 80th Birthday of SEMO Electric Cooperative, the cooperative's Board of Directors attended Camp GoSEMO Fiber to learn about the fiber installation process and witness the first residential test fiber drop and install.  Directors spent several hours in the classroom, onsite at a member's residence and toured the fiber transmission hut at Miner, Mo.  The purpose of the training was to educate directors about the overall fiber process. The directors made the financial decision to move forward with SEMO Electric's GoSEMO Fiber project. A 60-month, $40 million undertaking to bring broadband to member-owners in rural southeast Missouri. The articles of incorporation of what would become SEMO Electric Cooperative were filed on January 8, 1938, with the recorder of deeds in Benton, Mo. It was the beginning of the effort to bring electricity to member-owners in rural southeast Missouri.   




GoSEMO Taps Fiber

4:52PM December 22, 2017

Ervin Cable Construction and A & H Communications are splicing fiber to prepare fiber drop locations for home installations in Miner, Mo.   In this video, A & H is pulling one fiber strand from a fiber buffer tube and connecting into the splice box (in total, there are 96 strands of fiber within eight fiber tubes).   The splice work allows one fiber strand to connect to the network interface device (NID) on the side of the house and then into the home for GoSEMO Fiber.


GoSEMO Fires Up

12:56PM December 20, 2017

GoSEMO Fiber took a big step as we fired up our edge router inside the network operations center (NOC) at The Hut in Sikeston,, Mo. An edge router is a specialized router residing at the edge or boundary of a network. This router ensures the connectivity of its network with external networks, a wide area network or the Internet. In our case, connections to STL and the world. 

Thanks to Advance Public Schools

12:07PM December 18, 2017

Thank you Advance Public Schools, Advance, Mo., for hosting GoSEMO and SEMO Electric in your high school gym last Friday. 

We rocked in getting nearly 100 new supporters preregistered for the fastest fiber-to-the-home internet coming to southeast Missouri.

We are just as excited as you are to bring speed and service to you. Keep sharing GoSEMO with your friends and family.


Charles Industries displays fiber pedestals

6:21PM December 11, 2017

Dennis and Tom with Charles Industries visited SEMO Electric Cooperative to share best practices and train Team SEMO on the use of above-grade pedestals for GoSEMO Fiber's underground fiber installations.  

Charles Fiber Distribution Point™ (CFDP) and Buried Distribution Optical (BDO) pedestals provide environmental protection for above-grade fiber splice points and are a critical part of many broadband construction projects. 

Founded in 1968, Charles is a privately-held, diversified manufacturing and technology company with corporate headquarters in the Schaumburg Towers of Schaumburg, Illinois (western suburb of Chicago) and five U.S. based manufacturing centers, including Canton, Mo. 


Sho-Me's CTO Keeling visits SEMO

11:35AM December 08, 2017

Sho-Me Technologies' Mark Keeling, chief technology officer, presented an overview of Sho-Me’s fiber capabilities to SEMO Electric Cooperative's Board of Directors. SEMO Electric selected Sho-Me Technologies, LLC, to provide its fiber interconnection to major “Telco Hotels” in Missouri cities like St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield. These interconnections create a pathway to anywhere in the world for internet connectivity. Sho-Me Technologies was selected after several rounds of interviews with various providers.

We have already made the fiber connection between Sho-Me's fiber hut in Sikeston and SEMO Electric's fiber hut in Sikeston. The buildings are less than 20 feet apart.

Team SEMO visited Sho-Me’s headquarters and network operations center at Marshfield, Mo., to affirm the technology co-op’s focus on reliability. Sho-Me Technologies is a subsidiary of Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative in Marshfield, Mo.  Sho-Me Technologies operates an advanced optical network in Missouri. What began as an upgrade to the extensive internal communications network has now grown to encompass over 4,200 miles of fiber optic connectivity. With over 120 Points of Presence, including one at SEMO Electric’s office in Sikeston, Sho-Me Technologies boasts the highest coverage of optical bandwidth in the area.



SEMO Electric visits Barry Electric

9:44AM December 04, 2017

Team SEMO made a visit to Barry Electric Cooperative, which is offering fiber services through goBEC in Cassville, Mo., to experience its process for signing up new subscribers for fiber broadband services. We continue to learn and share from other cooperatives as we work on finalizing the process to offer fiber services for phase one in Miner, Mo. We are just as focused on GoSEMO Fiber as we are on SEMO Electric to safely, competitively and reliably provide fiber broadband services to subscribers. We are excited to enhance the quality of life in southeast Missouri.


CrowdFiber conducts training session at SEMO Electric

4:12PM December 01, 2017

Bailey White with CrowdFiber conducted a training session with Team SEMO regarding member-subscriber relationship management. CrowdFiber's software platform features integrated applications for Team SEMO to engage and educate members. Plus, the cloud-based system allows subscribers to preregister and complete the fiber sign up process at gosemofiber.com



1,100 Supporters!

6:08PM November 28, 2017

We reached 1,100 registered supporters today. Plus, we scheduled the first test fiber-to--the-home installation for the week of December 18 in Miner, Mo. This will give us an opportunity to refine the home installation process and test the fiber network. The GoSEMO Fiber rocket is starting to fly. 


NOC in The Hut gets power, fiber and equipment

5:36PM November 27, 2017

There are many, many steps in the process to bring Gigabit Fiber Internet service to SEMO Electric Cooperative’s member-owners. Like a kid on Christmas, we get excited about the little things. For example, fiber optic cable, electrical wiring and equipment racks were installed at SEMO Electric's network operations center (NOC) inside The Hut today at Sikeston.

This is a big step in connecting to the national fiber network and in building SEMO Electric’s fiber ring, which will connect SEMO Electric's substations into a high-speed fiber backbone. Think of the substation ring as a redundant, ring-shaped backbone network, through which we can route broadband traffic. The ring is essential for reliability for the fiber-to-the-home project.  There is still a lot of work to finish, but we are moving forward.


Office update will provide space for GoSEMO Fiber

6:22PM November 22, 2017

As part of SEMO Electric’s GoSEMO Fiber project, we are making changes to the member services’ area in our Sikeston office. On the eve of Thanksgiving, we made some final decisions to provide adequate office space to conduct electric and fiber transactions with members and subscribers. Plus, we will have a demonstration zone for you to experience Gig Internet and HD TV.  Please excuse the mess at the office as we work on GoSEMO Fiber and continue to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity in southeast Missouri. Have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend. 

Team SEMO energizes Dogwood Fiber Hut

9:14AM November 16, 2017

Team SEMO has been working on the fiber ring, which will connect SEMO Electric's substations into a fiber backbone. Think of our substation ring as a redundant, ring-shaped backbone network, through which we can route broadband traffic in either direction if there is an outage on the line. The substations are then our jumping off points to build laterals and service drops to connect homes, farms and businesses.  The process is similar to our electric delivery system. So getting the substations connected with fiber is the first order of business. Our fiber huts in Sikeston, Miner and Dogwood have been delivered and we are starting to install the electronic equipment. We have 14 more fiber huts that need to be delivered and prepared to complete the fiber ring.


GoSEMO Fiber registered supporters surpass 1,000

7:10PM November 13, 2017

Today, we surpassed 1,000 registered supporters.  We reached this milestone with virtually no paid advertising. Just word-of-mouth. Thank you for your support as we work through the process of design, make-ready, construction and service drops to bring broadband to rural southeast Missouri. 


"Fiber Ring" for GoSEMO Fiber project gains steam

1:07PM November 10, 2017

Team SEMO and SEMO Electric Cooperative’s fiber contractors Conexon and Ervin Cable Construction (ECC) continue to work on Phase One design, make-ready and construction in the Miner area.

Team SEMO has been working on the fiber ring, which will connect SEMO Electric's substations into a fiber backbone. Think of our substation ring as a redundant, ring-shaped backbone network, through which we can route broadband traffic in either direction if there is an outage on the line. The substations are then our jumping off points to build laterals and service drops to connect homes, farms and businesses.  The process is similar to our electric delivery system. So getting the substations connected with fiber is the first order of business. Our fiber huts in Sikeston, Miner and Dogwood have been delivered and we are starting to install the electronic equipment. We have 14 more fiber huts that need to be delivered and prepared to complete the fiber ring.

To date, EEC crews have 30 miles of strand and nearly five miles of fiber in the air for the Miner area backbone. Once we get the backbone, we will start to work on service drops to homes, farms and businesses in January.

Like you, we are excited about the project. We are being prudent as we move forward to ensure a quality network build so that our infrastructure can reliably deliver Internet, TV and voice services to you. Thank you for your excitement and patience.


Racks arrive for Network Operations Center

6:47PM October 27, 2017

Another step in the process to bring broadband to southeast Missouri…

Racks to hold electronic equipment to operate SEMO Electric Cooperative's network operations center (NOC) – The NOC inside The Hut – for electricity and fiber are starting to arrive. Engineers will begin full assembly soon. We put the The Hut’s back-up generator in-service this week.  The fiber building for Miner’s substation will be delivered next week so we can start work on the fiber ring.