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

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Meet the Board 
Jim Edwards, President
“As a founding member of the Board, I am proud to have been a part of the growth of PANGAEA’s broadband service to Polk and Rutherford counties.

The benefits to our educational institutions, local governments, businesses and others have been tremendous, and more good things are on the horizon.”

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
Ron Walters, Executive Director
Stu Davidson, Operations Director
Carolyn Whitehead, Office Administrator
Contract Support
Jody Gill, CPA, Accounting & Reporting
Sean O’Connell, Network Technician

Summer Internship Available (Network Engineering)

PANGAEA Internet is looking for a Network Engineering summer intern.  This is a paid summer internship program and will be located at the PANGAEA Internet office in Tryon, NC.  


Click here to view the Position Description.   


All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ron Walters, Executive Director at

Carl Classen
County Manager
Rutherford County, NC

Carl Classen, County Manager of Rutherford County, is the winner of a $100 Amazon Gift Card.  But wait, it gets even better . . . Carl is not the only winner because he is going to donate the gift card to the Rutherford County Animal Shelter in honor of his family dog, Emily.  


Congratulations Carl and thank you to all of our customers who participated this year.

Testimonial Winner! 
Our second quarter testimonial winner of a $200 Invoice Credit was 
Cindy Edwards of Forest Edwards Insurance.  Read Cindy’s testimonial
 on the Testimonial Page of our website.

If you haven’t 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.

Enter to Win a Valuable Prize
Coming in May . . .  PANGAEA Internet will launch a
“Like Us on Facebook” Sweepstakes.
With just a few clicks, you will be entered to win a great prize.  Keep an eye on your inbox for a chance to enter the drawing.


Broadband Communities 2014 Summit
PANGAEA Internet was the first Cornerstone Award winner in the fiber network era. Ken Rossen was the “cornerstone” Executive Director of e-polk/PANGAEA Internet in 2004.


As an attendee of the 2014 Summit of Broadband Communities our Executive Director, Ron Walters, had this to say:

  “Since winning the Cornerstone Award in 2004, PANGAEA Internet’s nonprofit fiber network has grown tremendously and the Summit always provides a great opportunity to meet potential partners to help us sustain our momentum and dramatic community impact.”


Come visit us at the Rutherford Business Showcase on Thursday, May 22, at Isothermal Community College, Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center in Spindale.

PANGAEA Internet Launches Wi-Fi Trial in Downtown Tryon

PANGAEA Internet has recently launched a trial Wi-Fi service in downtown Tryon. The trial period will extend through the end of 2014 and is intended to evaluate Wi-Fi technology, determine coverage areas, and gauge consumer demand. 

Wi-Fi coverage is offered between Tryon Town Hall/Rogers Park and the PANGAEA office near Side Street Pizza.   Click here to read the full story.  

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