Bolivia, N.C. – Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC) held its 62nd Annual Meeting of Members
Friday, October 4th, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
Attendees enjoyed a barbeque dinner and special entertainment by variety act, Gracie & Lacy. A total of $3,000 in cash prizes was given away and more than 1,600 members registered for the meeting.
Directors James H. “Jamie” Milliken (District 4) and H. Conrad Bryant III (Eastern Region) were each re-elected for three-year terms to the cooperative board. Julia Fort Tripp was also elected during the meeting to serve as
director for District 2, a seat which had been held by Randy Hardee since 2013.
Keith Holden, ATMC CEO and General Manager, spoke about work the cooperative has done to bring faster
internet to the cooperative’s most rural areas, expansion efforts into Oak Island, as well as fiber optic upgrade
projects on Ocean Isle and Holden Beach which will allow the company to retire its aging copper networks on the islands. ATMC Board President, Douglas H. Hawes, spoke about the cooperative’s most recent capital credit
allocation and how ATMC’s strong financial standing has allowed the company to enhance and improve services for members and ensure the cooperative’s future by expanding into new areas.
“Today’s children are growing up in a world that is connected unlike anything we’ve ever seen. New technologies are being introduced into the marketplace that provide information and entertainment options that increase our dependence on the internet exponentially. To meet this critical need for fast, reliable internet, we’ve worked to upgrade the broadband network throughout the year,” said Holden. He added, “Over the next year, we will expand fiber optics to residents and businesses in Boiling Spring Lakes and the Columbus County towns of Brunswick and Whiteville.”
“We remain true to our mission to provide communications services that add value to the lives of our customers and the communities we serve,” said Hawes. “It’s this approach that has allowed us to prosper for more than 60 years and it is the same approach that will pave the way for continued prosperity.”
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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