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.