Cumberland Connect and ecoLINK Choose Alianza VoIP Solution

  • Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative (CEMC)
  • East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative

LAS VEGAS Two electric cooperatives, Cumberland Connect and ecoLINK, have selected Alianza's VoIP solution to power their VoIP product portfolios. Since launching its fiber broadband VoIP solution in 2017, Alianza, a cloud voice platform company, now powers VoIP for more than 25 electric cooperatives. This includes three of the largest rural electric cooperative ISPs: Co-Mo Connect, Midwest Energy & Communications, and OzarksGo, all with at least 10,000 fiber broadband subscribers.

Many electric cooperatives across the nation are active in deploying broadband to rural and underserved America. Bundling phone services to residential and business customers plays an integral part in these broadband initiatives as it enhances the business case for fiber deployments and enables co-ops to best serve their members.

Joining as new Alianza customers to launch a cloud communications portfolio are:

  • Cumberland Connect – launching in 2019, the ISP subsidiary of Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation will be deploying broadband and phone services to its 100,000-plus members over the next several years.
  • ecoLINK – the newly launched ISP of East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, serving more than 34,000 members, is in the process of rolling out a broadband portfolio including residential and commercial VoIP services.

Russell Lytle, ecoLINK’s Director of Broadband Operations commented, “Alianza’s mission and values are aligned with ours. That plus the modern, easy-to-use VoIP platform made Alianza the right choice for ecoLINK for our cloud communications portfolio.”

“Alianza is dedicated to helping co-operatives serve their members as they launch broadband services,” commented Mark Cook, Fiber to the Home Project and Engineering Division Manager of Cumberland Connect. “Our partnership allows us to offer the best suite of residential, cloud PBX and SIP trunking services to our customers.”

Alianza is an Associate Member of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and a leading cloud VoIP partner for electric cooperatives with more than 25 co-ops customers. “These electric cooperatives are doing important work bringing economic vitality to their communities with state-of-the-art broadband services,” stated Kevin Dundon, Executive Vice President, with Alianza. “Broadband and cloud voice is a powerful combination and we are working in lockstep with Cumberland Connect and ecoLINK teams to help them best serve their members.”


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