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Broadband Innovation: Country Cablevision

Broadband Innovation: Country Cablevision

“It’s a huge game changer here. We have a gig sitting pretty much wherever you want it. We have faster speeds than Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, wherever.” —Dean Russell, project manager, Country Cablevision On his first night in Yancey County, eight...
Broadband Innovation: Person County

Broadband Innovation: Person County

We’re an aging population. It begged us to ask, ‘If children aren’t able to have access to do homework and connect to schools and libraries, is this part of the problem in keeping young people engaged and attracted to our community?’ —Heidi York, Person County Manager...
Broadband Innovation: PANGAEA Internet

Broadband Innovation: PANGAEA Internet

“I can’t stress enough the value of public-private partnerships. That has made this whole thing work.” — Ron Walters, executive director, PANGAEA Internet Ron Walters likes to use a diagram when he speaks to groups, a picture that illustrates the collaboration at the...
Broadband Innovation: Eastern Carolina Broadband

Broadband Innovation: Eastern Carolina Broadband

“In the rural areas, the government is not coming to help you. The big companies are not coming to help you. You have to help yourself.”  —Susan Myers, co-founder, Eastern Carolina Broadband From the metal tower built above the sandy soil of Deep Run,...
Broadband Innovation: Wilkes Communications

Broadband Innovation: Wilkes Communications

“There’s this concept of universal service, where everyone should have access to phone service. There has been a shift in the industry, everyone should have access to broadband. Affordable broadband.” — Eric Cramer, president and CEO, Wilkes Communications...