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Impact Stories: CEA Manufacturing

Impact Stories: CEA Manufacturing

“This loan allowed us to jump to the next level in our capabilities.” -Steve Yauch It’s quiet here, perhaps surprisingly so, on the manufacturing floor of CEA Manufacturing’s 55,000-square-foot headquarters in Smithfield. The room is brightly-lit and spotless....
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...