The following information has been provided by Choptank Electric Cooperative:
In January, the members of the Eastern Shore delegation will introduce a bill to allow Choptank Electric Cooperative to become “member regulated,” like 83% of electric cooperatives across the United States. This will allow the Board of Directors elected at Choptank Electric, rather than a regulatory body in Baltimore, to make the final decisions on rates and services.
The Choptank Electric Board could deliver the services Choptank Electric members want and need. As part of the timeline to pass this bill, Choptank Electric is asking supporters to contact the delegates and senators from the Eastern Shore in December and give them the constituent stories they need to convince the General Assembly to pass this bill and to let them know that access to rural broadband is essential to families, small businesses, farmers, educators and healthcare providers.
Read more about Choptank Electric Cooperative’s broadband effort at https://supportchoptankfiber.com/