utilities

The OPPD board has approved a four-percent rate increase and a rate restructuring plan.

The OPPD board will vote Thursday on a plan that would raise the service charge to $30 by 2019 and reduce the usage charge by 22 percent.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District is proposing an increase in its monthly fixed service charge for residential customers while proportionately charging less for actual usage.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska's utilities decide whether to sign new long term deals with power suppliers, they have new options that didn't exist they last time they decided where to buy electricity.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says people living and working in rural Iowa will benefit from plans to expand broadband Internet service.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board has adopted an order encouraging MidAmerican Energy to hold down costs on its $900 million project to build two more Iowa wind farms.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer and a FCC Commissioner want changes to subsidies given to telephone and internet providers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Customers of the Omaha Public Power District will see their electricity rates increase next year after the utility's publicly-elected board approved a 1.6 percent general rate increase.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha area residents will pay more for water and natural gas service next year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A consultant is warning that rural Nebraska could lose high-quality broadband service unless the state provides funding to offset a loss in federal subsidies.

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