Continental Divide is an energy and telecommunications cooperative headquartered in Grants, New Mexico. Incorporated on Sept. 14, 1945, as a not-for-profit electric distribution co-op, Continental Divide has supplied power to its members since energizing in 1946. In 2017, the co-op became a licensed competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) to provide telecommunication services as Red Bolt Broadband. The co-op is wholly owned by the members it serves. As of Dec. 31, 2021, Continental Divide employed 79 people at its Grants and Gallup office locations, owned about 3,700 miles of primary and secondary distribution and transmission lines and powered more than 23,650 metered services. About 2,600 households and businesses subscribe to Red Bolt Broadband internet and digital phone (VoIP) services. Continental Divide has invested $145.8 million over the years to service its members and consumers.
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