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What defines a cooperative?
What does it mean to be a part of a cooperative?
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ABOUT PIONEER CONNECT
Pioneer Connect provides internet and phone services to keep you connected. We first brought phone service over 72 years ago and have continued to innovate. Now we are propelling into the future with extensive Fiber network upgrades. It is at our core to give our members the best internet experience possible. We are committed to our members, proud to serve our community, and hopeful for what the future will bring.
Like you, we call Oregon home. Our service area spans 1,300 square miles, from the charming central Oregon coast to the luscious Willamette Valley. We go the extra mile to provide the best internet experience possible to each person in our service area.
the 7 COOPERATIVE PRINCIPLES.
Open & Voluntary Membership
Membership in a cooperative is open to all persons who can reasonably use its services and stand willing to accept the responsibilities of membership. Regardless of race, religion, gender, or economic circumstances.
Democratic Member Control
Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions.
Members’ Economic Participation
Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital remains the common property of the cooperative.
Cooperation Among Cooperatives
By working together through local, national, regional, and international structures, cooperatives improve services, bolster local economies, and deal more effectively with social and community needs.
Education, Training, & Information
Education and training for members, elected representatives (directors/trustees), CEOs, and employees help them effectively contribute to the development of their cooperative.
Autonomy & Independence
Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations, controlled by their members, regardless of any agreements they may enter with other organziations.
Concern For Community
Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies supported by the membership.