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Interstate Renewable Energy Council recognizes BARC Electric Cooperative (Millboro, Va.) The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has named BARC Electric Cooperative’s Community Solar Project & Solar Learning Center as the Community/Shared Renewables Project of the Year. ..
Scheduled to be operational this fall, the largest school solar array in Virginia will be 100% American made. BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) and Affordable Energy Concepts (AEC) are partnering to build over 1 MW of solar across all three schools in Bath County, Virginia. BARC and AEC prev..
Reliable Energy, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BARC Electric Cooperative, performs right-of-way clearing and vegetation management services to BARC. Reliable Energy is seeking three (3) qualified applicants to fill the position of Groundman I. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environme..
BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) is a customer-focused, diversified rural electric cooperative. Look no further if you are a highly skilled accountant with a desire for new and exciting projects and service excellence to members. The Financial Accountant plays a critical role in maintaining time..
BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) is pleased to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Bath County Public Schools (BCPS) that will result in the largest public school solar array in Virginia. At a combined installed capacity of 1.11 MW (3,314 panels) spread across all three schools in Bath Co..
BARC Electric Cooperative employees joined nearly 150 utility professionals from five states at the 15th Annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo, held May 19-20 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA. Jess Pritt, Shay McMullen, Will Reid, Cody Minter and Johnny Altizer competed in five events a..
Patronage capital payments (similar to a dividend) totaling $750,000 were issued today to BARC customer-owners. This amount is 36%, or $200,000, higher than what was issued in 2015. The checks were mailed to customers living in Bath, Rockbridge, Alleghany, Highland, and Augusta counties who ha..
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Broadband News

BARC Connects is a customer-focused Internet, voice, and video service provider based in Lexington, VA. We are building a world-class fiber network and have an immediate need for an experienced Network Engineer to join our growing team. BARC Connects is owned by BARC Electric Cooperative, a not-..
BARC is now underway on a major project to provide high-speed Internet, TV, and telephone service to all its members. We often discuss what we are doing, but rarely answer why we are doing it. Here is the story. First, we need quality Internet as badly as you do. The local telephone compa..
Dear BARC Connects subscribers: By far the most frequent question we get these days is "when am I getting fiber?" Everyone is very eager to get fiber-to-the-home, and we are equally as eager to bring it to you. A lot goes into creating an internet service provider from scratch, and building..
We have great news for BARC Connects' subscribers! Because so many people are choosing to bundle their Internet with phone and/or cable TV service, we are now able to increase the bundle discounts to help our subscribers save even more money. We're here to serve everybody with affordable world-c..
Our fiber-to-the-home pre-sale has officially begun! We offer two convenient ways to sign up for service before construction begins. For those who wish to self-serve online, head to our Customer Portal at http://shop.barcconnects.net, where you can review our packages and pricing and sign u..
20-Jun-2017 The Wait is Over!
We have big news. The moment we have all been waiting for is finally upon us…the BARC Connects fiber-to-the-home pre-sale will officially begin on Monday, July 10! Yes, that is right. Starting on July 10, you will be able to see pricing, select your Internet, phone, and cable TV packages,..
A lot has changed with regards to where and how we use the Internet. In the early days, if you had Internet service, it was hard wired to a single computer in your house, and companies had to install miles of CAT5 cable throughout offices, cubicles and conference rooms. Then along came wireless ..
At long last, we have cut through all the red tape and field work has begun! The first step, now underway, is to prepare the electric system for the fiber deployment. This effort is commonly referred to as "make ready" work. It entails replacing poles that may be too short, adding new guy wires, and..
Virginia Cooperative Moving Forward to Bring High-Speed Internet to Its Members BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) is moving forward with a $66 million fiber-to-the-home project that will make high speed Internet available to both BARC and non-BARC members over the next 7-8 years. ..
Click on the following link to watch our short animated video and learn everything you ever wanted to know about signing up and supporting our fiber-to-the-home project in the City of Lexington and Rockbridge County, Virginia: https://youtu.be/hVHWY2VjKcA. Help us reach our supporter goal by sig..