A Bank Helping to Bring Fiber Home

Banks are normally associated with facilitating commerce by accepting deposits and making loans. This video shows how one bank made a difference beyond deposits and loans by acting on a vision that it shared with another local institution.

In this interview, Corey Hall of Concordia Bank of Laurie, MO, discusses what motivated his institution to help Co-Mo Electric Cooperative kick-start a Fiber to the Home pilot project. Their unique funding method was a proof-point that this rural community was starving for broadband speeds that only fiber can bring.

This story is more than about fiber and technology. It is about the importance of local institutions being there when no one else is. It is about seeing a need and, because of local management, being able to act on it and make the community a better place.

This video made possible by Calix. Thanks to Roger Bindl of Bindl Productions for filming

One response to “A Bank Helping to Bring Fiber Home”

  1. […] example of out-of-the box thinking that will be necessary to make broadband ubiquitous. This ViodiTV interview with the banker that helped Co-Mo and its members launch fiber broadband tells a bit more of their story. The important point is […]

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