Duplin County

Robeson County, faster internet is on the way!

ATMC was recently awarded a second grant through a special supplemental round of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology GREAT Grant Program to provide services to an additional 1,767 homes and businesses in Robeson County. When combined, the two grants will allow ATMC to provide a 100% fiber optic network with speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second to over 2,900 residents and businesses in the rural communities near Orrum, Proctorville, Five Forks and Marietta.

We are currently working to design the network that will be used to serve areas that were awarded in August. Construction for that area is set to begin this year. We anticipate that both projects will be complete by the end of 2022. 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 these grants. Your support was a key factor in helping make our application a success. We are excited to be able to serve you.

In addition, ATMC applied for a USDA Community Connect grant in December that would have the potential to serve more than 1,000 residents and businesses in the Robeson County communities of Tolarsville and Howellsville. Community Connect awards will be announced later this spring.

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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Work is underway on the Robeson County project in areas surrounding Orrum and Proctorville, and along highway 904. Construction is already complete in several phases. We will begin making service available to customers in completed phases once a connection has been made back to ATMC’s network in Columbus County near Fair Bluff. We have recently received the permits needed to cross the Lumber River and work on this connection is underway. This connection should be completed before end of this year. In other areas of the project near Marietta, Fairmont, and areas east of highway 74, our engineering team is working to design and obtain permits needed to begin construction.

While progress on this project has been slowed by several factors including supply chain shortages with fiber optic cables and plastics, labor shortages due to Covid-19, and extensive permitting processes, we remain on track to have the entirety of the project completed by the end of 2022.

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  GREAT Grant Special Supplementary Round - Awarded

  GREAT Grant - Coming 2021-2022

  Under Construction

   

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