ATMC Completes Project 2019 Bringing Faster Speeds to More than 4,000 Customers
Shallotte, N.C. - ATMC announced today that they have completed their project to bring faster internet to over 4,000 of ATMC’s most rural members. This is a significant milestone as it ensures that 99% of ATMC’s customers now have access to internet speeds of up to 300Mbps.
Over the last three years, ATMC has invested more than $5 million dollars into Project 2019 by making network upgrades that will allow the cooperative to serve customers in the rural communities of Supply, Ash, Bolivia, Winnabow and areas west of Shallotte with a more capable network that is capable of delivering faster speeds and more high definition cable channels.
“Project 2019 network upgrades have allowed us to provide a better internet experience for many of our customers,” said Keith Holden, ATMC CEO. “While the cost to upgrade rural areas is significant, it was important to us that our members have access to broadband capable of supporting the many uses, applications and devices that so important in today’s connected world.”
In addition to ATMC’s Project 2019 upgrades, the company has invested over $15 million dollars in recent years to replace the older copper network serving members in St. James, Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach with a newer fiber optic network capable of delivering faster internet speeds. ATMC also recently began a $9 million dollar project to bring fiber optics to thousands of residents and businesses in Boiling Spring Lakes.
ATMC has already begun the process of phasing out older networks and migrating customers in upgraded areas over to the newer networks. Customers in areas where faster speeds have been made available through recent upgrades, are asked to call 910-754-4311 to have service converted over to the newer network. For more information about internet speeds available in your location, visit atmc.com/project2019.