On November 14 at the Salem City Council Meeting, Jackson County REMC received a tax abatement for their Fiber infrastructure, built in partnership with the City of Salem and Washington County to bring high-speed fiber-optic internet to government buildings and the fairgrounds, with the capacity to serve residents in the future.
“Jackson County REMC is excited about this partnership and the opportunity to continue to be the trusted and local fiber-optic internet provider in Washington County. We will provide reliable, high-speed fiber-optic internet to the City of Salem. Broadband has become a necessity, and we are pleased to be able to enhance the lives of the communities we serve by adding this essential service.” said Mark McKinney, CEO of Jackson County REMC.
Jackson County started building its fiber-optic internet for all its members in 2017. Currently, REMC is providing this service to over 11,000 members, which continues to grow. As a member cooperative, it is their mission to deliver the advantages of electricity and essential services.
“Jackson County REMC has the most knowledgeable and professional people I have ever encountered in a company,” said Pete Burgmeier, a member of Jackson County REMC. “Thank you, REMC, for being able to solve the communications problems we have endured for years.”
Washington County city and government buildings will be officially connected to Jackson County REMC’s fiber services after the first of the new year (2023).
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