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Kally Dotson, White Oak of Rutherfordton, NCThere are a lot of happy, happy PANGAEA people at White Oak

What is PANGAEA?

PANGAEA [pan-jee-uh] is a non-profit internet service provider. Our “Speed of Light” fiber network has expanded to nearly two hundred miles, serving the major arteries of Polk and Rutherford Counties in western North Carolina. PANGAEA Internet provides the following services:

  • Traditional internet bandwidth (unlimited speeds)
    • Education
    • Health Care
    • Government
    • Commercial
    • Wholesale to Residential Internet Service Providers
  • Wide area fiber optic networks (e.g., school, medical, legal networks)
  • Fiber leasing

Why PANGAEA?

Community Owned Non-Profit focused

on the community, not shareholders. 

  • Very Low Cost Structure
    • Non-profit cost structure
    • Capital costs funded through grants and partner funding
    • Disciplined focus on bandwidth and transport
  • Customized Pricing
    • Less than 50% versus competition
    • Installation discounts
    • Grants available
  • Extremely Reliable Network
    • Two downstream bandwidth providers
    • Diverse fiber routes to Charlotte
    • Back up equipment and power sources
    • Local support on call 24×7

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PANGAEA’s Impact

  • PANGAEA Internet plays a key role in attracting companies to our area by offering reliable internet service at virtually unlimited speeds and a very affordable cost.
  • Though we don’t offer residential service, we believe we make life better for local residents every day.
  • When we asked our customers, 98% of them agreed that PANGAEA Internet has a positive impact on our community.


What’s Happening

Pilot Program Launched to Provide Free WiFi to Local Students


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Contact Ron Walters at 828-859-3072 or ronw@e-polk.org)

Town of Forest City, Rutherford County Schools, PANGAEA Internet, and Facebook Launch Pilot of Free Wi-Fi Program for Local Students

TRYON, NC (July 17, 2014)  The Town of Forest City, Rutherford County Schools, PANGAEA Internet, and Facebook Inc.

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


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In This Issue WIN in PANGAEA’s Sweepstakes New Customers Customer Appreciation Night Scholarship Awards Introducing Doug Dickerson

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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.

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


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Like Us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin In This Issue Summer Intern Wanted March Madness Winner! Testimonial Winner! Sweepstakes Coming Soon! New Customers Broadband Summit Rutherford Business Showcase Wi-Fi Trial in Tryon

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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.

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