From the Top — February 2024 | OEC News

Serving where others won't: The OEC story of community and innovation preventing winter power outages

Looking through our historical records recently, I was reminded that our cooperative, established in the 1930s, was founded on serving communities where others wouldn’t. This ethos, deeply ingrained in our DNA, continues to guide us as we evolve to meet your changing needs.

From our humble beginnings as an electric service provider, we have expanded our services to include broadband through OEC Fiber. This progression is not just about business growth; it’s about adapting to serve you better in a rapidly changing digital world.

At OEC, we believe our strength lies in our team. It’s not just about hiring great individuals; it’s about creating an environment where they can make a real difference. This is particularly evident during challenging times. Be it a power outage or a technical issue, our employees are at their best, swiftly restoring services and ensuring your needs are met with utmost priority.

Our commitment to you goes beyond day-to-day operations. As Oklahomans, we are all too familiar with our state’s unpredictable weather. Rest assured, we are constantly preparing for any scenario – whether it’s an ice storm, tornado season, or the summer heat. We aim to ensure you can go about your daily life uninterrupted, confident that a dedicated team is working behind the scenes to keep the lights on and your internet running.

We are committed to maintaining and enhancing the quality of service you have come to expect from us. Our focus is not just on being a service provider but a community partner you can rely on. This means staying ahead of the curve in technology, being proactive in our preparations for any eventuality, and, most importantly, listening to you, our members.

Your support and trust in OEC drive us to do better every day. As we continue this journey together, I assure you that our cooperative spirit and dedication to serving our community will always be at the forefront of everything we do.

Thank you for being a part of the OEC family. Here’s to a future where we continue to grow and serve together.

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