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Electric News

BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) is a customer-focused, diversified rural electric cooperative. Look no further if you are a highly skilled in customer service and have a desire for excitement at a growing and forward-thinking cooperative. The MSR deals with a diverse variety of situations..
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..

Broadband News

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,..
Request for Proposals for Janitorial Services BARC Connects, a startup internet service provider headquartered at 1972 Big Spring Drive, Lexington, VA 24450, is requesting proposals for weekly janitorial services. Proposals should be submitted on or before July 7, 2017. The contra..
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 ..
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Gary Sickler and I'm the new General Manager of BARC Connects. I have been onboard now for just over 2 months. It is a pleasure for me to give you an update on the progress we have made in bringing ultra-fast Internet, telephone and cable TV service to yo..
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 sales coordinator to join our growing team. BARC Connects is owned by BARC Electric Cooperative, a not..
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..