Interested in ATMC Bringing Faster Internet To Robeson County?

More Areas of Robeson County Need Faster Internet

With additional state and federal grant opportunities coming available later this year, ATMC is looking for additional areas in Robeson County in need of faster internet service. If you live in an area that is unserved or underserved for high speed internet, please complete the short survey below to show your interest.

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We’re Making It Happen

ATMC was recently awarded a grant through the North Carolina Department of Information Technology GREAT Grant Program to provide services to over 1,100 homes and businesses in southeastern Robeson County. The grant will provide a 100% fiber optic network with speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second to residents and businesses in the Orrum and Proctorville communities. This grant will also allow ATMC to serve 100 residents in the community of Boardman in neighboring Columbus County.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the many residents, farmers, business owners and community leaders who supported us in our work to secure this grant. Your support was a key factor in helping make our application a success. We are excited to be able to serve you.

ATMC is still awaiting details as to when the 2020 grant funds will be made available to begin work on the grant projects. Once those funds are released, the goal will be to complete the project within 12 months.

Please refer to the map below to determine what ATMC is doing to improve high speed Internet services in your area.

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Who We Are

ATMC is a nonprofit cooperative, owned by its members. We began serving the people of neighboring Brunswick County in 1955 and have grown to become the largest communications cooperative in North Carolina offering High Speed Internet, Cable TV, Business Communications, Security, and Wireless, to over 38,000 customers in Brunswick and Columbus Counties.
 
ATMC was built to serve rural areas. We’ve had great success securing grant funds necessary to expand high speed internet into communities that desperately needed it.

In May of 2019 ATMC won a $1 million grant through the NC GREAT Grant program which is enabling us to serve nearly 800 homes in the Beaverdam and Williams Township communities. In November, ATMC won a $7.93 million ReConnect grant from the United States Department of Agriculture which is part of a $15.87 million project that will enable us to expand availability of high-speed internet services to over 4,000 homes and business near Hallsboro, Tabor City, Bolton, Lake Waccamaw and Northern Columbus County. Work is already underway to bring high-speed internet service to these communities.
 
To date, ATMC has won over $25 million in grants used to build high speed internet to underserved communities in southeastern North Carolina. In addition, we have invested millions more by self-funding high speed internet projects that have impacted thousands of rural customers.
 
ATMC wants to eliminate the digital divide in eastern North Carolina. Help us bring fast, reliable and affordable high-speed internet service to Robeson County.

BENEFITS OF FIBER

SPEED:

Fiber optic networks deliver broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit – the fastest, most powerful connection around.

VALUE:

Research shows that a home in a fiber optic network community is worth more than a similar home in a non-fiber optic network community.

STABILITY:

Fiber optic technology is resistant to corrosion, not susceptible to lightning damage and has a longer life expectancy.

SERVICE:

The ATMC fiber optic network is backed by our award-winning, local customer service. Visit us at our new location in Whiteville, located at 2230 New Britton Hwy, behind Brunswick Electric.

FLEXIBILITY:

Because of the nearly limitless connection, fiber optic network homes are better equipped for the communications and entertainment technologies of tomorrow.

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Fiber optic networks are green, energy-efficient and less intrusive to neighborhood landscapes.