Help Save Rural High Speed Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed radical policy changes that could degrade your Internet service.

Your cooperative needs your help.  The proposed policy changes that the FCC is presenting would seriously affect BEK Communications Cooperative, and many other similar companies across America.  As you are aware, degraded service in our area would mean job loss, less comprehensive health care and fewer educational opportunities...to name a few.

Click on the picture below to view a brief video.  The video features former United States Senator Byron Dorgan and he explains this critical issue well:
 


Our goal is to show the FCC, Congress and the Obama administration how this forthcoming FCC rule is detrimental to efforts to maintain and continue Internet network upgrades in rural communities.  BEK has already begun taking steps to debate this issue with the FCC.  Derrick Bulawa, BEK CEO, recently flew to Washington, D.C. to present BEK's case. 

We ask that you write a letter to the FCC Chairman explaining how your BEK Internet is your lifeline in rural America.  You can view other members' letters and Mr. Bulawa's first FCC presentation by clicking HERE.  This may give you a good idea of how to start your letter.  Then, mail your letter to: 

Julius Genachowski, Chairman
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
 
In more recent discussions, satellite Internet companies have been attempting to prove to the FCC that satellite Internet is just as good as high speed Internet service, such as what is provided to you by BEK.  Mr. Bulawa went to Washington, D.C. a second time on October 5, 2011 to dispute some of the satellite Internet companies' claims.  You may view Mr. Bulawa's second FCC presentation by clicking HERE.  The accompanying video titled "Satellite Doesn't Cut It" may be viewed on BEK Communications' YouTube channel:
 
 
Having sold satellite Internet service in the past, we know that satellite Internet does not provide the same experience.  If you have had issues with satellite Internet in the past, we urge you to send a letter to the FCC (at the address listed above) describing your experience. 
 
BEK appreciates your dedication to your cooperative.

 

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