Interested in ATMC Bringing Faster Internet To Columbus County?

We Want To Bring Faster Internet To You

With additional state and federal grant opportunities becoming available later in 2021, we're looking for additional areas 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

Learn more about the broadband grants we’ve received which have helped us bring high speed internet to rural areas in North Carolina.

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• In 2010, ATMC received a $12 million grant through the USDA to build a fiber optic network to more than 2,000 homes and businesses in the Columbus County communities of Nakina and Old Dock.

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• In May of 2019, ATMC won a $1 million-dollar grant from the NC GREAT Grant program to build a fiber optic network to more than 1,200 homes and businesses in the Columbus County community of Beaverdam. This project was completed in July of 2020.

• In December of 2019, ATMC won a $7.9 million-dollar USDA ReConnect Grant to build a fiber optic network to more than 4,000 homes and businesses in the Columbus County communities of Tabor City, Hallsboro, Bolton, Lake Waccamaw and areas north of Whiteville. Construction for this project is currently underway.

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• In August of 2020, ATMC was awarded a $2.5 million-dollar grant from the NC GREAT Grant program to serve residents and businesses in the Columbus County towns of Fair Bluff and Boardman as well as the Robeson County communities of Orrum and Proctorville. ATMC was also awarded an additional $1.2 million through the NC GREAT Grant Program to serve rural areas in Duplin County.

• In September of 2020, ATMC was awarded a $21.6 million-dollar USDA ReConnect Grant to build a fiber optic network to more than 7,000 homes and businesses in rural Pender County.

• In December of 2020, ATMC was awarded $7.8 million dollars through a special supplemental round of the NC GREAT Grant program that will allow ATMC bring high-speed internet to 5,000 rural addresses in Brunswick, Columbus, Robeson and Duplin Counties.

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:

We offer the very best communications services backed by award-winning, local customer service. With offices in Brunswick and Columbus Counties, we're just around the corner and a quick phone call away.

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.