You may have heard before that PTCI is a cooperative. But what makes a cooperative different from other business models? Well, quite a lot actually.
Unlike a traditional company, a cooperative isn’t all about profit. A cooperative is owned by many members, like you and me. For example, to become a member owner of PTCI, all you have to do is subscribe to our internet service in the Oklahoma Panhandle and fill out a membership form. A cooperative’s goal is to serve the members, not an individual.
To ensure that PTCI is serving our members to the best of our ability, we adhere to the 7 Cooperative Principles:
- Voluntary and Open Membership
- Democratic Member Control
- Member’s Economic Participation
- Autonomy and Independence
- Education, Training, and Information
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives
- Concern for Community
These principles help guide our cooperative. So remember that when you do business with PTCI you are doing business with a community owned, locally controlled cooperative which benefits everyone in our community.