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For many of us our focus this month shifts to back to school, fairs, last minute vacations and the return of fall sports. Here at GRM Networks, our focus continues with our pledge to bring fiber to all customers. Crews are working to complete construction in the Spickard exchange while beginning cutovers in the rural Bethany exchange.

Fiber-to-the-premise construction is underway in the exchanges of Sheridan and Cainsville, Missouri. Customers will see construction equipment moving along the roads in these exchanges. Contractors will be contacting customers about placing a new service drop to their home or business to replace the existing copper drop. The contractor working in the Sheridan exchange is North Missouri Construction from Chillicothe, Missouri, and the contractor working in the Cainsville exchange is H&D Underground from Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. This cable construction should be completed in early fall and is one of the steps that must be completed before the fiber telephone and internet are functional.

August is also the month we host our annual meeting. This year’s meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 17 at our corporate office in Princeton, Missouri. Proxies have been mailed to the cooperative’s members. With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in our area, we encourage everyone to take precautions if you choose to attend the meeting. Proxy drawing prizes will include two 50” Fire TVs, two 7” Fire tablets, two Echo Show 5 smart displays, and twenty $25 GRM Networks bill credits. Everyone who mails in their completed proxy card will be entered to win and you do not need to be present to win. No additional door prizes will be given for those who choose to attend the meeting.

As summer draws to an end, I wish all of you safe travels. Thank you for allowing us into your homes and businesses to serve you.

Sincerely,

Mitchell Bailey

Chief Executive Officer