Wave Rural Connect, LLC. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation (AVECC). As a separate company, Wave Rural Connect is therefore managed separately from the cooperative. Wave Rural Connect was created to benefit our membership, and the cooperative by providing true broadband services to members and eventually will be expanded to customers outside AVECC membership.
This project will not impact electric rates. AVECC owns the fiber and will utilize the fiber for electric smart-grid management. Wave Rural Connect is a self-sufficient company and will cover all the costs of fiber through revenues received.