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What’s Happening at PANGAEA Internet (September 2015)









PANGAEA Internet Free Public Wi-Fi Improving Quality of Life

PANGAEA is successfully deploying free Wi-Fi in our local communities. Click here to read more about this exciting project.

When it comes to bandwidth, fiber is king. A single fiber is capable of transmitting 250 million phone conversations every second. One mile of fiber weighs about one quarter of a pound, whereas copper cable with the same information-carrying capacity would weigh 33 tons.

Click HERE to test your internet speed.


Customer Referral Program

PANGAEA Internet is available to all commercial customers 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 DirectorsChris Braund
Jeff Byrd
Marche Pittman
Russ Pitts
StaffRon Walters, Executive Director
Stu Davidson, Operations Director
Ken Griffin, Network Engineer
Carolyn Whitehead, Office Administrator

Contract Support

Jody Gill, CPA, Accounting & Reporting
Sean O’Connell, Network Technician

Installation Grant Awarded

First United Methodist Church of Forest City
is a recent recipient of a PANGAEA Internet grant.
The grant funds assisted 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 third quarter winner of a
$200 Invoice Credit
John Hugill
Medical Records Retrieval
Mill Spring, NC

See what John and our other customers have to say 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.


2015 New Customers

Gilkey Lumber Company (Rutherfordton)
Washburn Law, PLLC (Columbus)
Carolina Computer Solutions (Columbus)
Pisgah Legal Services (Spindale)
Green River Acres, LLC (Lake Lure)
Huckleberry’s Restaurant (Tryon)
Hinkle’s Pet Hospital (Spindale)
Swiftwater Farm (Lake Lure)
Town of Rutherfordton (Rutherfordton)
K. Brothers Construction LLC (Lake Lure)
MP Internationale, Ltd. (Mill Spring)
RHI Legacy, Inc. (Rutherfordton)
Cielo Real Estate, Inc. (Tryon)
Forest City Associates (Forest City)
Organic Skin Care & Manicuring (Tryon)
First United Methodist Church (Forest City)
Colonial Manner Rest Home (Rutherfordton)
United Way of Rutherford County, Inc. (Forest City)


Rutherford Middle and High Schools
Upgraded to 10 Gig!

In 2007, PANGAEA constructed a 147 mile fiber optic network that connected all 22 Rutherford County school locations with the Cool Springs administration building in Forest City. Each connection had a transmission speed of one (1) GBPS (gigabit per second). We are proud to announce that every Rutherford County middle and high school has now been upgraded to ten (10) GBPS – a transmission speed once reserved for large urban areas.

PANGAEA’s “Speed of Light” network makes virtually unlimited speeds possible! Please contact us for an upgraded quote.

Ken Griffin, Network Engineer

We are pleased to announce that Ken Griffin has joined the PANGAEA team! Ken has over 20 years of information technology support and management experience. As a network engineer he is responsible for all network equipment, including planning, design, installation, maintenance and repair. Ken was most recently an Information Technology Director and has held previous positions as a Computer Systems Administrator, a Wide Area Network Administrator, an Infrastructure Administrator and a Team Leader with various companies in North Carolina. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from UNC – Asheville and lives in Tryon with his wife and daughter.





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