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What’s Happening at PANGAEA Internet (November 2014)

What’s Happening at PANGAEA Internet

In This Issue

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Meet the Board

Rhonda Owens, Director

Rutherford County has done business with PANGAEA Internet for the past 7 years with great success. Currently all county government offices are connected to PANGAEA’s fiber. Rhonda has been with Rutherford County for 30 years and worked in the Finance Office and Information Technology. For the past 7 years she has served as IT Director. She is married, has two children, and lives in Forest City.

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.

Stay Connected

Board Officers

Jim Edwards, President

Joe Crowder, Secretary

Harry Grymes,Treasurer

Board Directors

Chris Braund

Jeff Byrd

Rhonda Owens

Marche Pttman

Russ Pitts


Ron Walters, Executive Director

Stu Davidson, Operations Director

Doug Dickerson, Network Operations Associate

Carolyn Whitehead, Office Administrator

Contract Support

Jody Gill, CPA Accounting & Reporting

Sean O’Connell, Network Technician

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to
Scott Warren
IT Director at
CooperRiis Healing Community
 in Mill Spring, NC.
Scott is the Mini iPad winner of our Facebook Social Campaign that ended October 31, 2014.
We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all who participated this year!  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for future promotions!

Testimonial Winner!

Congratulations to our fourth quarter winner of a
$200 Invoice Credit
Billy King
 of High Tech House Call
in Tryon, NC.
Read Billy’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

B &W Fiberglass (Forest City – New Location)
Trelleborg (Rutherfordton)
Washburn Realty (Rutherfordton – New Location)
Wayne Wire Die Company (Columbus)
Drop In Food Stores (Forest City)
Major Lee’s, Inc. (Forest City)
Advent Internal Medicine (Tryon)

Tryon WiFi Signage

In 2014, PANGAEA Internet deployed twelve WiFi access points in downtown Tryon.  A WiFi parking area was recently designated on McCown Street to make WiFi more accessible and safer for residents and visitors.


PANGAEA WiFi is a free service which was launched as part of PANGAEA’s strong community focus and nonprofit mission. The free service bandwidth level was recently increased to 3 MBPS (megabits per second) download and 1 MBPS upload.   In addition, PANGAEA offers a paid WiFi service for more frequent and heavy users.   That service level is 10 MBPS download and 2 MBPS upload.

Did You Know?

Nothing seems to bother fiber optics. Because fiber optical cables carry light instead of electricity, they are not disturbed by changes in the temperature, rain, cold, or virtually any other environmental condition.


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 1/4th of a pound whereas copper cable with the same information-carrying capacity would weigh 33 tons.


Optical fiber phone lines cannot be bugged or tapped.


A fiber is thinner than a human hair.

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