National cooperative month

The Cooperative Difference Each October, cooperatives throughout the country celebrate National Cooperative Month. Cooperatives were created in 1936 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act. Today, there are 834 distribution cooperatives and 63 generation cooperatives serving more than 42 million people across the United States. The Benefits of Membership Cooperative members are…

ABC for students

Closing the gap Local students eligible for free internet service For today’s students, a reliable broadband connection is no longer just a helpful tool but a necessity. Students use the internet for everything from checking and completing homework assignments to seeking tutoring and doing research. In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in…

Trailblazers

Right-of-way crews clear the way for reliable power When Brandon Evans first took over as right-of-way foreman about five years ago, North Alabama Electric Cooperative (NAEC) had just changed its approach to tree trimming. For the last few years, he had worked on the crew trimming back the vegetation around electric lines by the hour.…

Farm fresh

Where to find the best local produce There’s nothing better than fresh fruits and vegetables as part of your favorite home-cooked meals. Buying local from farmers markets in your area is a great way to get healthy produce for your family, and there are plenty of options in North Alabama. Maggie Valley Berry Patch and…

Who owns what?

Where NAEC equipment ends and member-owned equipment begins When storms hit, North Alabama Electric Cooperative is responsible for repairing any damage to its equipment while members are responsible for fixing their own. But how can you tell member-owned equipment from the cooperative’s? This illustration shows which equipment connected to your home is your responsibility and…

Job hunting in the modern age

From submitting your resume to interviewing, it’s an online world Technology has changed the way we look for a job. A high-speed NAEC Fiber connection is more important than ever to making a good impression with the first round of interviews often held online through videoconferencing. Even with a crystal clear connection, it is a…

Summer energy-saving tips

Cool ways to save this summer Saving on your electric bill doesn’t have to require big changes around the house. Even making a few simple adjustments to your family’s daily habits can have a big impact on your energy usage each month. Summer is the perfect time to start making new energy-efficient habits, since electric…

Worried about keeping the lights on?

The Community Action Agency can help In her five years at the Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama, Taylor Yancey has sat across from single parents and families struggling to make ends meet with no relief in sight. Now the agency’s program director, she has also seen how far a helping hand can go. “Sometimes,…

Putting a leash on the Dog Days of Summer

Farmers master a challenging season Loyd Brothers Farm, 10 miles out from Stevenson, Alabama, grows corn, cotton, soybeans, and, for the first time this year, hemp. While the crops may change over time, some things do not, including the arrival of long, hot summer days. “You’ve got to go through it every year,” says Jackie…

What will you do with fast fiber internet?

North Alabama Electric Cooperative offers internet that helps you get more done with speeds up to a gig! NAFIBER50 50 Mbps Fiber Speed $29.95 NAFIBER200 200 Mbps Fiber Speed $54.95 NAFIBERGIG 1 Gigabit Fiber Speed $79.95 Let NAEC fiber internet keep you connected to what matters most! Apply for internet service at our website to…