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Roanoke Connect is moving forward…

Roanoke Electric Co-op prides itself on being able to provide you with the cutting-edge service you expect and deserve.  One of the many responses to your “call to serve” is a high speed broadband project known as Roanoke Connect.

As we move closer to deploying Phase II of Roanoke Connect in early 2018, we will connect your home or business based on interest surrounding each of our twelve substations. Take action and secure your location by registering today.

You now have the opportunity to sign up for our Triple Savings offer, which includes:

        1. A free ecobee3 thermostat,

        2. A free hot water heater thermostat control device, and 

        3. Six months of discounted internet pricing, along with free

            installation and equipment (valued at more than $300).

If you have not already registered, please submit your information to include your Roanoke Electric Co-op membership status.  This is another valuable benefit in being a member-owner of Roanoke Electric Co-op.

Curtis Wynn

President & CEO







Residential Internet

High-speed Residential Wireless Service

Starts at

$44.99


Triple Savings

This offer includes a free ecobee3 thermostat, a free hot water device, discount internet pricing, along with free installation (valued at more than $300).

Starts at

$39.99




Roanoke Connect is Moving Forward…

4:21pm October 31, 2017

Roanoke Electric Co-op prides itself on being able to provide you with the cutting-edge service you expect and deserve.  One of the many responses to your “call to serve” is a $4 million high speed internet fiber project known as Roanoke Connect.

As we move closer to deploying Phase II of Roanoke Connect in early 2018, we will connect your home or business based on interest surrounding each of our twelve substations. Take action and secure your location by registering today.

You now have the opportunity to sign up for our Triple Savings offer.  This offer includes a free ecobee3 thermostat, a free hot water device, discount internet pricing, along with free installation (valued at more than $300).

If you have not already registered, please submit your information to include your Roanoke Electric Co-op membership status.  There is value in your membership with Roanoke Electric Co-op as you will be connected prior to the general public.


Wow, what response!

2:31pm September 22, 2016

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit responses for the CrowdFiber campaign in August! Our campaign participation numbers are quickly rising, and Northampton County has already reached its goal! Now it's your turn Bertie, Gates, Halifax and Hertford. Your input is crucial to helping formulate the RoanokeConnect plans for moving forward. We'll also continue taking additional input from Northampton, so your voices will still be heard.

Let’s keep this going!

Roanoke Electrical Cooperative Story

4:43pm May 9, 2016

We Need Your Help!

6:26pm March 24, 2016

We need your help to determine if we can expand Roanoke Connect to bring broadband services to homes and businesses in our region. 

In a world of video streaming, telecommuting, video conferencing, and online education, connectivity is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Unfortunately, many homeowners and businesses in our region do not have access to reliable internet service. The absence of high-speed internet denies our member-owners and others in the region access to all the amenities the World Wide Web has to offer.  It also discourages businesses from investing in our communities which results in missed job opportunities.

Is it cost effective to expand Roanoke Connect to a fiber-to-the-home or extended broadband offering to your homes and businesses?  We are not sure. 

By answering a few of our questions we will know if Roanoke Electric Cooperative should explore this option. Please take the following survey and let us know what you think!

Curtis Wynn
President & CEO 



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Roanoke Connect - Robin Scalpi

10:42am February 13, 2018

Robin Scalpi

High Speed internet is extremely important to my husband and I. We we be relocating to Bertie County and also relocating our Business. Please keep us updated. Can anyone give us any updates??


Roanoke Connect - robert turner

5:01pm January 26, 2018

robert turner

I"am not going to register or sign up till you give out more information,like is there a limit on usage and what the monthly cost for the Internet service.


Roanoke Connect - BRUCE PASEK

7:44pm December 29, 2017

BRUCE PASEK

I would like to know since i have purchased a wifi thermostat 2 years ago on my own , shouldn't I receive the same benefit as others who get it from the co-op? I also replaced my water heater with a energy saving unit compatible with wifi, so what if any are my benefits from the co-op?


Roanoke Connect - Steve Worrell

2:56pm March 21, 2017

Steve Worrell

Broadband fiber in rural NC is a game changer! Opens up all kinds of possibilities for small businesses and in homes. I'm sure my grandfather in Como, NC felt a similar surge of enthusiasm when electricity came out to his farm in 1947 from this very same Cooperative. I applaud REC for their forward thinking and energy in getting this initiative done.


Roanoke Connect - Robert  Turner

2:39pm February 23, 2017

Robert Turner

Any updates on this? The last update came when only 1 of 5 counties had met the goal but now we are at 4 of 5 and have not gotten any updates. Can we look forward to an update soon?


Roanoke Connect - Johnny Jenkins

12:12pm January 11, 2017

Johnny Jenkins

When will all this get started,ready to get hooked up!


Roanoke Connect - steven flythe

10:38am December 26, 2016

steven flythe

Any updates lately?


Roanoke Connect - John L

10:11am December 20, 2016

John L

Yay !!! How long before we can hook up ? John L


Roanoke Connect - John L

10:57am September 29, 2016

John L

Gates County Residents , Spread the word , we can make this happen ... Roanoke Electric help us , consider a direct mail info letter . Build It They Will Come ! John L


Roanoke Connect - Johnny Jenkins

2:08pm September 12, 2016

Johnny Jenkins

I too, never saw a slip in my bill regarding this.A friend of mine told me about it last week.I am hopeful that this will change the internet situation I have on my road.Guess I'll have to go door to door and let my neighbors know about it.We need to get this done!


Roanoke Connect - Carmar Wade

11:11pm September 6, 2016

Carmar Wade

It's great to see steps toward expanding broadband in our rual area. Demand will explode from the generation becoming young adults seeking vitality in Eastern North Carolina. There's no doubt in my mind of the need. Keep going, you've got my support.


Roanoke Connect - Deborah Tayloe

8:45pm August 29, 2016

Deborah Tayloe

Thank you for considering broadband in Bertie County. Unfortunately, many of my neighbors don't have internet to take the survey. I doubt they even know about it. This does not mean these Members don't want internet, simply that they don't want tied to a satellite contract. Without access to internet, they can't take your survey. A letter with a paper response would be a more effective way to reach people without internet in rural parts of your area.


Roanoke Connect - Wilbur Daniels

12:16pm August 10, 2016

Wilbur Daniels

I also agree with Terry and john. I read the slip but could not connect to roanoke.crowd fiber.com. A customer service rep. at the co-op advised me to go through the co-op website and click on Roanoke connect. Everyone needs to know how to access the survey.


Roanoke Connect - Terry Hairston

7:51am June 28, 2016

Terry Hairston

I agree with John L. I never saw the slip, just happened across it and now I am sharing with friends and neighbors. I actually had to complete this at work, because the connection at my house was not able to stay connected long enough to complete the survey.


Roanoke Connect - John L

12:59pm June 11, 2016

John L

You will need to do more than insert a slip of paper in with our bills about this campaign as many probably didn't read it. I would suggest a separate mailing explaining this program, making sure everyone knows it is a possibility we can make happen. Please consider this ! Thanks


Check out who's already registered!


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Clinton Hoggard

Bertie County
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Roy Johnson

Bertie County
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joseph kirkland

Northampton County
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Katherine Walls

Halifax County
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Kevin Croom

Northampton County
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DONALD BUNCH

Bertie County