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Rutherford Regional Health System and PANGAEA Internet are recipients of a 2012 Facebook-Rutherford Community Action Grant

November 13, 2012 – Tryon, NC

The $15,000 grant will be used to build infrastructure to connect the hospital hub to Chase Family Care and Insights Psychiatric Resources. This represents phase two in a partnership between Rutherford Regional Health System and PANGAEA Internet to build fiber optic cable to connect the hospital to PANGAEA’s fiber network and to seven RRHS locations throughout the county. Continue reading

PANGAEA Internet Extends Coverage to Saluda

October 17, 2012 – Tryon, NC

A recent expansion of the PANGAEA Internet network means that its speed-of-light service will be available for businesses in the downtown Saluda area in 2013.

“Initially, we are providing service to Polk County government, as well as Saluda Elementary School,” according to PANGAEA Internet Executive Director Ron Walters. “In fact, with this latest expansion, we now provide fiber-optic internet connections to every public and charter school in Polk and Rutherford Counties.”

With the availability of virtually unlimited bandwidth, companies in the downtown Saluda area will have the opportunity to take the internet capabilities of their businesses to a higher level. “While we will not be offering residential service, we will be working to identify and contact potential commercial customers in Saluda in the months ahead,” said Walters. “One of the benefits of our non-profit status is the ability to offer a superior level of service at a very competitive price.”

The PANGAEA Internet network now consists of nearly 200 miles of high speed fiber-optic lines installed throughout Polk and Rutherford Counties. “Our coverage area now spans from Tryon, Saluda, Lake Lure and Columbus in the west, eastward through the Tri-Cities area of Rutherford County, and extends further east to Bostic and Ellenboro, as well as south to Cliffside,” said Walters.


PANGAEA Internet (pan-GEE-ah) isa non-profit provider of high-speed fiber optic internet service, currently serving nearly 100 customers across Polk and Rutherford Counties, including public school districts, city and county governments, healthcare facilities, and local businesses. Visit us online @, or contact Executive Director Ron Walters at 828-859-3072.