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Fiber network completed in North Bryan

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POSTED: February 28, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Pembroke Advanced Communications, part of Pembroke Telephone Company, completed a multi-million-dollar investment in North Bryan County, bringing the most advanced communications services to its subscribers thanks to the more than 300 miles of fiber optic cable that will deliver state-of-the-art broadband communications to the entire service area — the first of its kind for Bryan County.
The project took more than three years to complete.
“We are so excited to finally see the end of construction and the beginning of a new era for our company,” said Jeanne McCormick, co-owner and president of Pembroke Advanced Communications. “This network means we can provide our subscribers with services unavailable from any other communications company in the area.”
A fiber to the home, or FTTH, network enables communications services including voice, broadband Internet access and digital high-definition television to be provided at speeds and quality greatly surpassing the capabilities of previous copper-based technologies.
One fiber strand, smaller in diameter than a human hair, can carry data at up to 40 Gbps, nearly 40 times faster than a standard copper CAT-5e Ethernet cable.
PAC’s FTTH network reaches every household in its North Bryan service area.
“This network build was quite challenging. We have a combination of developed, industrial and rural,” said Noah Covington, outside plant manager.
PAC already offers digital high-definition television and voice services to North Bryan County and will soon raise its available broadband Internet access speeds to an upload speed of 100 Gbps.
Founded in 1906, PAC continues to be a locally, family-owned business that employs about 40 members of the community. Through salaries, taxes and charitable giving, PAC invests significantly each year back into the community it serves.
“Our family has owned Pembroke Telephone for more than 65 years and owes its continued success to the people of North Bryan County,” said Mary Anna Hite, co-owner and chief financial officer. “I don’t think any other company cares as much personally about North Bryan County as do all of us who work here.”
For more information please contact Michael Higgins at marketing@pemtelco.com or 912-653-4389.

 

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