Sidney and Shelby County communities are gigabit communities — ready to provide your business with the advantages of a state-of-the-art telecommunication network. The major company to do so is AES-Ohio, which services the whole city of Sidney, as well as many of the villages. Pioneer Electric Cooperative also provides services to the rural residents of the county, and the Village of Jackson Center is served by the Jackson Center Municipal Electric System. These companies provide reliable and affordable electrical services to the county, and the flexibility of services allows for the ability to grow and develop to any level of need.


Natural Gas services are provided to the county through CenterPoint Energy Delivery of Ohio and Dominion Gas. These companies provide energy and related solutions that make their customers productive, comfortable and secure.


The City of Sidney and the villages of AnnaBotkinsFt. LoramieJackson Center, and Russia each provide safe and reliable water and wastewater treatment facilities in their respective municipalities.  The City of Sidney is expanding their raw groundwater supply and treatment capacity to 10 million gallons per day.


One major advantage of Sidney, Ohio and Shelby County is that it is a gigabit community, which provides excellent and modern telecommunication opportunities. Several telecommunication companies service the Sidney, Shelby County Area, including NK TelcoCenturyLink, and Spectrum. These companies provide an array of services and many different options to customers, at any price range or service needs.

Smart Rural Community

NK Telco received the Smart Rural Community system wide designation in September of 2018. The NTCA Smart Rural Community Showcase Awards is an effort to highlight projects that make communities vibrant places in which to live and do business.  Since the launch in 2013, 80 rural broadband providers have been recognized as Smart Rural Communities. The following Smart Rural Shelby County Communities offer full available Fiber to the Home Service: Ft. LoramieBotkinsAnna, Newport, Sidney, Jackson Center (2019-2020 expansion). For more information, visit NK Telco.