CEO/GM Blog

October 2020 | Governor Visits Co-op

Sean & Governor

by Sean J. Vanslyke - sean@gosemo.com

For the first time in SEMO Electric Cooperative's 82-year-old history, the Governor of Missouri and the First Lady visited the cooperative's office in Sikeston. The purpose of Governor Mike Parson's and First Lady Teresa Parson's stop was to announce a $142,000 matching grant for SEMO Electric's fiber project. The funding will help provide service to 60 underserved homes. The state is using federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act money to pay for the broadband funding.

August 2020 | Broadband Expansion Important to Missouri

MOAG

by Sean J. Vanslyke - sean@gosemo.com

It has been an incredible month at SEMO Electric Cooperative and GoSEMO Fiber. We delivered 720 summer meals for children, we surpassed 4,300 high-speed fiber Internet installations, we mailed checks totaling $73,000 to help 105 students attend trade school or college, we hosted our first drive-thru annual meeting and we had Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt visit our office. All of these things despite COVID-19. Team SEMO keeps pushing forward.

March 14, 2020 | Coronavirus Cooperation

Fiber Fly-in

As we work together to fight Coronavirus, our obligation to make lives better with juice and fiber is even more critical. A few weeks ago we hosted nine cooperatives for a Fiber Fly-in to discuss best practices. While travel is curtailed, we would be willing to talk and/or video conference with cooperatives about fiber-to-the-home projects. Please let us know. We will work together to stop the pandemic. We will continue to work together to make people’s lives better... Cooperation among Cooperatives.