Holden Beach, NC – ATMC announced that the company has completed a $5.5 million-dollar project to replace
the copper network serving Holden Beach with FOCUS fiber optics. Residents and businesses on the island, as well as many located on the causeway, now have access to fiber optic-delivered phone, digital cable and high-speed internet with speeds of up to 1Gig.
“We are excited to announce the completion of the FOCUS fiber optic upgrade on Holden Beach,” said Keith
Holden, ATMC CEO. “Prolonged exposure to the harsh marine elements on the island made our current copper
facilities susceptible to corrosion, requiring more upkeep. By replacing these facilities with a new fiber optic
network, we are able to provide much faster internet speeds, greater reliability, and a better user experience for
more than 2,500 residents and businesses on Holden Beach.”
Fiber optic technology is extremely reliable and capable of delivering voice, video and unshared bandwidth all
through one connection. Businesses who take advantage of FOCUS fiber optics will have greater opportunities for cloud-based applications and will benefit from symmetrical upload and download speeds. In addition, a recent study conducted by the national Fiber to the Home Council reported that access to fiber optics has be shown to increase a home’s value by as much as 3.1%.
“We are grateful that ATMC has made this investment in our town by installing fiber optics,” said Mayor Alan
Holden. “We know this technology will greatly enrich the lives of our residents and businesses, and allow us to
provide those who vacation here with the same quality internet access that’s found in larger cities.”
ATMC crews have also begun work on a $9 million-dollar project which will replace the copper network currently used to serve Boiling Spring Lakes residents and businesses with FOCUS fiber optic service. Once the two-year project is complete, residents and businesses there will have access to a full line of services including digital cable TV and symmetrical internet with speeds of up to 1 Gig. ATMC has also begun construction to expand fiber optics to the Town of Caswell Beach and residents there will have access to the new fiber optic network in the coming weeks.
Holden Beach residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for FOCUS fiber optics by calling 910-754-4311. ATMC is in the process of moving all services on Holden Beach from the old copper network to new fiber optic network. Customers with ATMC services are encouraged to contact ATMC to schedule their conversion
appointment. For more information on ATMC FOCUS fiber optics, please visit iwantATMC.com.
ATMC is a member-owned cooperative providing a multitude of communications services, including telephone,
business services, wireless, broadband internet, cable television, and ATMC Security, in Brunswick County, North
Carolina. ATMC provides services in additional areas through its wholly-owned subsidiary, ATMC, LLC. ATMC is the largest communications cooperative in North Carolina and one of the largest in the country. For more information on ATMC products and services, visit atmc.com.
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