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PANGAEA Internet’s “What’s Happening” (June 2014)

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Meet the Board
Joseph Crowder, Secretary

I am honored to have served on PANGAEA’s Board of Directors for the past nine years and to have been a part of the company’s growth from an original run of 7 miles of fiber-optic cable to almost 200 miles today.  Most importantly, PANGAEA has stayed dedicated to its mission of improving the quality of life and stimulating economic development in Polk and Rutherford counties.   

Testimonial Program
 
If you have not already submitted a customer testimonial, please take a few minutes and tell us how PANGAEA Internet has impacted your organization.  Every quarter, all customers who have submitted testimonials will be entered into a drawing to receive a $200 invoice credit!  Click this link to submit a testimonial.

Customer Referral Program
 
PANGAEA Internet is available to all organizations that are near our fiber route.  (See our Network Map.)  If a referral from a current PANGAEA customer results in a signed service agreement, we will credit your PANGAEA invoice $200!!!  Click this link to fill out the form.

Board Officers
Jim Edwards (President)
Joe Crowder (Secretary)
Harry Grymes (Treasurer)
Board Directors
Chris Braund
Jeff Byrd
Keven McCammon
Rhonda Owens
Marche Pittman
Russ Pitts
Staff
Ron Walters, Executive Director
Stu Davidson, Operations Director
Carolyn Whitehead, Office Administrator
Contract Support
Jody Gill, CPA, Accounting & Reporting
Sean O’Connell, Network Technician
Douglas Dickerson, Network Engineering Intern

Enter to Win a Valuable Prize
 
With just a few clicks, you can be entered to win an iPad Mini! 
 
Click HERE to enter the sweepstakes. Contest ends October 31, 2014.

Free OWLS Tickets Available
 
We have several premium seat tickets to the Forest City Owls baseball games.   If you would like to attend a free game, please email Carolyn by clicking here.  The tickets are good for the remainder of the season, with the exception of July 7.  

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT
Thank you to all who joined us for our first annual Customer Appreciation Night at the ball game!  Click any of the photos below to view the full album.
   

PANGAEA INTERNET FUNDS SCHOLARSHIPS
PANGAEA Internet has provided $1,000 in scholarship funds for students attending the Isothermal Community College Data Center Institute. 
Ron Walters, Executive Director of PANGAEA Internet (center), was on campus on Wednesday, June 4, to speak to the most recent Isothermal Data Center Institute class.  The recipients of the scholarships (left to right) are Chris Sims, Thomas Crawford, Brandon Tipton, and Michelle Taylor.  (Not pictured:  Seth McCall, Allie Bostic, and Brendan McEnnerney)
For more information on the Data Center Institute, contact Rebecca Haney at 828-395-1305.

Introducing Doug Dickerson
 
  
PANGAEA Internet is happy to introduce our Network Engineering Summer Intern, Doug Dickerson.  Doug will soon graduate from Blue Ridge Community College with an associate degree in Computer Networking and Computer Programming. In the Networking program he studies Cisco products and design and Windows and Linux Administration. In Computer Programming he learns about Java, C++, C#, and databases. Doug has also taken classes in web site design and programming.

As an intern for PANGAEA, Doug works closely with Stu Davidson, Operations Director, to learn how to implement a high speed fiber network, make fiber connections, and configure the equipment used to make all that work.  He is also learning about the set up of the wireless service in the town of Tryon.  Doug says, “It has been a fantastic opportunity for me to be able to work with the people here at PANGAEA Internet.  Everyone there has helped me learn new things and given me the ability to compliment my course of study with actual hands on experience.”

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