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Steve Brewer, director of government affairs for Brightspeed, cuts the ribbon to officially launch Brightspeed’s physical place in Randolph County. 

Brightspeed adds local connectivity

ASHEBORO — On March 20, Brightspeed officially cut the ribbon on its launch of a state-of-the-art fiber broadband network to more than 18,000 homes and businesses in and around Asheboro and Randolph County. 


Brightspeed is the nation’s fourth largest fiber broadband builder.


“More than ever before, residents of Asheboro and across Randolph County need to be connected for learning, business, healthcare and more,” State Senator Dave Craven, NC District 29, Randolph County, said. “My hometown will benefit from the latest innovation in broadband connectivity. Brightspeed’s service helps ensure our communities can thrive in today’s connected world and more fully participate in the digital economy.”


Roughly 1 in 10 North Carolina residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds, the company said in a press release following the ribbon cutting. 


In Randolph County alone, 14% have no internet access.


Brightspeed is investing $2 billion in deploying next-generation fiber-optic technology to build a more reliable, super-fast broadband internet network that will reach more than 3 million homes and businesses across 20 states. 


That total  includes up to 800,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina — a state that ranks 29th in the nation when it comes to internet coverage, speed and availability, according to Broadbandnow. 


Brightspeed is also supporting Randolph County Family Crisis Center, a local nonprofit whose mission is to serve local families in crisis through its emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, case management, therapy, and many more important services. 


“Brightspeed’s generous donation will go a long way to help the local people we serve who are victims of violence and abuse,” says Sherri Scott, Chief Development Officer at Randolph County Family Crisis Center. 


“We are so grateful to our local business community for supporting our mission and reminding these innocent men, women and children that they are valued and deserve to live in peace.” 


Brightspeed is also showing its commitment to the community through partnerships and events. Local Brightspeed representatives have taken part in the city’s annual Christmas parade and is a corporate sponsor of Downtown Asheboro Inc., the North Carolina Zoo Society, Asheboro Zookeepers and events such as the upcoming Zoo City StrEAT Fest. 


For more information about Brightspeed, visit the company’s website, www.brightspeed.com. 


About Brightspeed 

Headquartered in Charlotte and with assets and associated operations in 20 states, Brightspeed provides broadband and telecommunications services through a network platform capable of serving more than 6.5 million homes and businesses. The company has more than 4,000 employees.