Who is

Diamond State Networks?

Arkansas-Based, Mission-Driven Companies

The backbone of Diamond State Networks is formed by the partnership of 13 Arkansas, member-owned electric cooperatives and/or their fiber network subsidiaries. This network provides our fiber network users with the backing of hundreds of years combined experience in providing Arkansans with vital utility services. The strength of their experience, combined with the progressive model of Diamond State Networks statewide coverage goals provides a solid platform for success.

The entities that make up Diamond State Networks are:


OzarksGo is a telecommunications subsidiary of Ozarks Electric Cooperative, offering all-fiber gigabit internet and premium television and telephone services to Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma.

Clay County Connect

Clay County Connect is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clay County Electric Cooperative Corporation (CCECC) and was established to meet a need of our rural communities—lack of reliable high-speed internet.

Farmers Electric Cooperative

Based in Newport, Arkansas, Farmers Electric Cooperative was formed on June 3, 1937 by dedicated men and women that desired a better quality of life. The cooperative energized its first lines on Aug.1, 1938. The member-owned, local electric cooperative serves members in Independence, Jackson, Poinsett and Woodruff counties.

Petit Jean Fiber

Petit Jean Fiber powered by Petit Jean Electric Cooperative’s fiber-to-the-home network is already being built and will be available within just a few months! Petit Jean Fiber will help close the digital divide by providing gigabit speeds to our communities.


Woodruff Electric is more than just a power provider. Our management and staff are actively involved in projects that will help improve the quality of life for all of our members. Cooperative employees serve on local school boards, as youth baseball and softball coaches, with local scouting activities as well as in civic clubs and churches. They can be counted on to be involved in activities that will help our communities reach their full potential.

NEXT, Powered by NAEC

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative provides more than just electricity. Bringing state-of-the-art unmatched broadband internet, telephone and television services, NAEC is responding to the needs of our members. The choice is simple – service from an organization you trust. It’s the next greatest thing since electricity.

Wave Rural Connect

Wave Rural Connect was created by AVECC in its ongoing efforts to provide sustainable development of the communities it serves. The AVECC fiber infrastructure will allow Wave Rural Connect to provide game-changing broadband internet at lightning-fast speed to every member.

Arkansas Fiber Network

Arkansas Fiber Network (AFN) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., the statewide association of the 17 distribution electric cooperatives in Arkansas. AFN was formed to provide middle-mile fiber in support of the distribution cooperatives’ broadband efforts, as well as those of Diamond State Networks.

Four States Fiber Internet

Four States Fiber Internet is a subsidiary of Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative, created to serve the Four States area with high-speed internet that provides a level of service, reliability and value that is unsurpassed.

Ashley-Chicot Electric Cooperative

Ashley-Chicot Electric Cooperative was formed as the Ashley-Chicot-Union Electric Cooperative with 99 members from Chicot County, 80 members from Union County and 60 members from Ashley County. The earliest financial history of the co-op dates back to 1946. A grand total of 427 members received bills from Ashley-Chicot that year.

empower, Delivered by Craighead Electric

empower, Delivered by Craighead Electric, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation that will offer lightning-fast internet, crystal-clear phone, and ultra-HD live streaming TV throughout the CECC service territory. This brand-new network will be able to handle more than 30,000 1 Gbps connections for members and non-members of CECC throughout northeast Arkansas.

MCEC Fiber

MCEC Fiber, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mississippi County Electric Cooperative, was established to provide quality internet services for both residential and commercial locations in our service territory.

South Central Connect

South Central Connect is a subsidiary of South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative. Their mission is to provide high-speed internet access their rural south central Arkansas service area. South Central Connect will offer 100Mbps and 1Gbps symmetrical internet speeds. as well as VOIP phone service with unlimited calling to anyone in the contiguous United States, caller ID and call waiting.


First Electric Cooperative decided to respond to the need for high-speed, fiber-optic internet within their rural communities by launching a wholly owned subsidiary, Connect2First. Their mission is to improve the quality of life in their communities by providing internet and phone service to homes and businesses throughout central and southeastern Arkansas.