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What is PANGAEA?

PANGAEA [pan-jee-uh] is a non-profit internet service provider. Our “Speed of Light” fiber network has expanded to nearly two hundred miles, serving the major arteries of Polk and Rutherford Counties in western North Carolina. PANGAEA Internet provides the following services:

  • Traditional internet bandwidth (unlimited speeds)
    • Education
    • Health Care
    • Government
    • Commercial
    • Wholesale to Residential Internet Service Providers
  • Wide area fiber optic networks (e.g., school, medical, legal networks)
  • Fiber leasing

Why PANGAEA?

Community Owned Non-Profit focused

on the community, not shareholders. 

  • Very Low Cost Structure
    • Non-profit cost structure
    • Capital costs funded through grants and partner funding
    • Disciplined focus on bandwidth and transport
  • Customized Pricing
    • Less than 50% versus competition
    • Installation discounts
    • Grants available
  • Extremely Reliable Network
    • Two downstream bandwidth providers
    • Diverse fiber routes to Charlotte
    • Back up equipment and power sources
    • Local support on call 24×7

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PANGAEA’s Impact

  • PANGAEA Internet plays a key role in attracting companies to our area by offering reliable internet service at virtually unlimited speeds and a very affordable cost.
  • Though we don’t offer residential service, we believe we make life better for local residents every day.
  • When we asked our customers, 98% of them agreed that PANGAEA Internet has a positive impact on our community.


What’s Happening

Fast Friends – Facebook and Isothermal Community College spark workforce development in North Carolina


by WALTER DALTON (President, Isothermal Community College, editor@conway.com)

When the ribbon was cut on the Facebook data center in Forest City, N.C., a new day was born.

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PANGAEA’s Response to Recent WiFi Signage Concerns


Letter to the Editor,  submitted by Ron Walters, Executive Director of PANGAEA Internet

Published in the Tryon Daily Bulletin, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

To the editor:

I am writing to correct the Wi-Fi story that appeared on the Tryon Daily Bulletin front page on Nov.

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PANGAEA expands community Wi-Fi access points, bandwidth


Published 10:00pm Monday, November 17, 2014 By Claire Sachse claire.sachse@tryondailybulletin.com

Internet access has become a little easier and more convenient for the business traveler, tourist or Polk County resident visiting Tryon.

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