NineStar® Connect was launched when Hancock Telecom and Central Indiana Power merged cooperatives. Because of new Indiana legislation, NineStar Connect is one of only two American cooperatives that combine electric utilities with communications services. As a result, NineStar has quickly emerged as a company that will become a leader in smart grid deployment.
Despite our seemingly fresh-faced origins, our roots go back more than a century. Five small utility companies in Hancock County — one dating back to 1895 — joined together creating a strategy of vertical integration — where we support our customer commitments with our own generation. This integration of services allows us to provide customers with reliable, competitive energy and communications products.
NineStar Connect provides forward-thinking, customercentric energy and communication solutions that not only work for today, but also provide for a better tomorrow. We are warming homes, driving businesses and powering communities. We are committed to being “on” for our customers.
The ingenuity of our people is our strength. Our people deliver value every day by applying fresh thinking to how we provide services to support our communities’ way of life. Our consultative and customer-centric approach has allowed us to provide unique product choices and services.
Our vertical integration strategy — in which we supply our customers from our own generation — paired with our focus has positioned us to provide competitively priced and reliable solutions for Indiana. We are committed to operating and maintaining our infrastructure to meet our customers’ needs every hour of every day.