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Full steam ahead for OEC Fiber

All summer, OEC Fiber networking and construction crews have been building a broadband network to bring you high-speed internet. You may have seen some crews working near your home or office making the magic happen. While there's still a way to go, we’re getting closer every day.

We hope you were able to attend OEC's 81st Annual Meeting Aug. 10. We were absolutely thrilled to see how many of you are interested in OEC Fiber and bringing our services to your communities. 

When we say we’re taking high-speed internet where no one else will, we really mean it. 

OEC, Little Axe Public Schools shine light on LED rebate program

OEC cut a big check to Little Axe Public Schools — $27,936 — as a rebate for the schools’ recent transition to LED lighting. 

Little Axe replaced every light bulb on its property with an LED version totaling over 4,500 lamps. 

“It was a pretty big initial investment,” said Little Axe Superintendent Jay Thomas. “But, we are already reaping the benefits.” 

OEC helps fight hunger, feed hope

Fourteen OEC employees on Aug. 22 spent the afternoon volunteering at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Moore Food and Resource Center as part of OEC Empowers, an internal initiative encouraging employees to give back to the communities we serve.

"The Moore Food and Resource Center is a vital part of the community of Moore that helps feed thousands of families each month," said Brianna Wall, editorial and events coordinator. "Many of the employees who volunteered — including myself — live in Moore and are proud to give back to a community that gives us so much."

McMahon receives United Way of Norman Inspire Award

OEC's Autumn McMahon, manager of marketing and member relations, received the United Way of Norman Inspire Award Aug. 20 in recognition of her dedication to and leadership of the Teen Advisors of Norman (TAN) program. 

TAN includes high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to identify problems and issues that kids, teens and families face, and address a way to solve them. This involves fundraising, volunteer work, monthly meetings and a commitment to the cause. 

OEC Foundation continues support of Meals on Wheels

The OEC Foundation, created in 1993, has a long history of supporting local organizations and families in OEC's service area through the Operation Round Up® program. Its support of Meals on Wheels of Norman dates back almost to the beginning of the Foundation — 1996 — and the board ensured that support would continue when it granted the organization $9,000 to serve nutritious meals to the ill, disabled and elderly across Cleveland County.

OEC invests in your kids with L.E.A.R.N.

OEC L.E.A.R.N: Leading, Educating, Advancing and Rewarding the Next generation, encompasses all educational and leadership opportunities offered to teachers, students and schools in OEC's service area. It includes Get Charged!, YouthPower Energy Camp, Leadership Summit, Youth Tour and more.

“I am very grateful our board of trustees understands the need for electricity education and gives us the resources we need to go into our area schools and make a difference for our students, teachers and struggling school systems,” said OEC Education and Outreach Coordinator Tedder-Loffland.

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