Like much of the rest of the state of Arkansas, people in Mississippi County get their electricity from a cooperative. Mississippi County Electric Cooperative (MCEC) serves customers in the northeast corner of Arkansas about 60 miles north of Memphis. The area is home to two steel mills owned by Nucor Corporation that are powered by MCEC power; most customers are industrial or agricultural. The coop also offers Internet service via rural satellite broadband provider WildBlue, and provides its customers with energy audits and information on saving energy. It is a member of Touchstone Energy, a national alliance of electric cooperatives in nearly 40 states. MCEC was formed in 1938.