Welcome To Gascosage Electric Cooperative
Gascosage Electric Cooperative is a non-profit electric utility owned by the consumer-members who use the electricity and other services it provides. Headquartered in Dixon, Missouri, the cooperative serves the counties of Camden, Maries, Miller, Phelps and Pulaski. We currently serve more than 10,000 homes, farms, businesses and industries in this area with more than 1,500 miles of electric power lines.
Effective October 1, 2020, our lobby will be open to the public. If you are planning to visit our lobby, please be mindful to maintain 6 foot social distancing, and wearing of masks is highly recommended. We appreciate your cooperation in supporting our efforts to preserve the health and safety of our members and employees.
During the #COVID19 pandemic, quality internet is crucial. Today Governor Mike Parson announced the recipients of the #MO broadband grant program. Selected projects will bring service to more than 4,400 homes, businesses, and farms. Other resources are also available. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Xynv50zhiZh
We have received several questions from members, who are not included in our initial fiber buildout, of when or if they will have the opportunity to receive broadband from the cooperative. Currently the USDA ReConnect program will only consider areas that are deemed unserved or underserved. This means those that do not have access to a minimum of 10/1 Mbps. Our recent award was based on three concentrated areas of our service territory identified within the USDA Eligible Service Area Map. This map is based on the government information of internet availability, speed tests and previous federal dollars awarded to any entity for that area. Rest assured that we are continuing to pursue both State and Federal funding in an effort to provide the broadband service that our members are requesting. For further information about the ReConnect program and eligible service areas, please visit the following link. http://ruraldevelopment.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e2d4c909e06c46d3aa9577bea695a2b9fbclid=IwAR27CnLZ60G3LluJjZrh2fa9cCnNo87VSpkI2AUWb-BB4myilbfvkHV5KN0
For those members who may have discovered that they are in a map area that will be served by Wisper Internet, we have been provided a link by Wisper that allows for you to add yourself to their email newsletter where Wisper will release regular updates on their CAF II process. https://mailchi.mp/wisperisp/news