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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 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


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

PANGAEA Internet Free Public Wi-Fi Improving Quality of Life

  TRYON, NC / August 21, 2015 – PANGAEA Internet (PANGAEA), the leading commercial provider of high-speed fiber optic internet service for Polk and Rutherford Counties, is a non-profit company that is focused on the community, not shareholders.


Newsletter 1 July

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation  Picnic & Ball Game (Click for more photos)

PANGAEA is successfully deploying free Wi-Fi in our local communities.


What’s Happening at PANGAEA Internet (July 2015)

Grant Program Funds Available PANGAEA Internet’s grant program is available to assist potential customers with installation costs for our “Speed of Light” fiber optic internet service.

Read more about this program and submit an application on the Grant Application page of our website.



Testimonial Winner

Congratulations to our second quarter winner of a $200 Invoice Credit

David Swain, Allrail Inc.,  Rutherfordton

Read David’s testimonial on the Testimonial Page of our website.

If you haven’t already submitted a customer testimonial, please take a few minutes and give us your feedback.  Just click this link and provide a few sentences regarding how PANGAEA Internet has impacted your organization.  The drawing is conducted quarterly.


Welcome to our New Customers

Hinkle’s Pet Hospital (Spindale) Swiftwater Farm (Mill Spring) Town of Rutherfordton (Rutherfordton) K.


Ron Walter’s Presentation at the 2015 Broadband Communities Summit


Broadband Is Like Oxygen to Rural America – What Technology and Companies Will Provide It? Will Gigabit networks or wireless services best meet the needs of the nation’s rural communities? What options are rural communities missing without good-quality broadband? And when commercial providers are in short supply, how do non-profits, cooperatives and municipal broadband providers help fill the void?


PANGAEA Internet Earns National Recognition from Broadband Communities

TRYON, NC / April 28, 2015 – PANGAEA Internet (PANGAEA), the leading commercial provider of high-speed fiber optic internet service for Polk and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, has received the Cornerstone Award from Broadband Communities magazine.