Town of Lake Lure to expand Internet services

Area Internet Service Providers

 

Over the last year, the Town of Lake Lure and the Utilities Advisory Board have worked collaboratively with area Internet providers to improve and expand Internet services.

Representatives from Pangaea, Point Broadband, and Telrad Networks and others have made various presentations to the Lake Lure Utilities Advisory Board concerning their intent to create or expand services into Lake Lure as well as other areas of Rutherford County and Polk County.

Part of that effort also included getting feedback from citizens in a comprehensive survey sent out by the Town of Lake Lure regarding Internet usage and access.

Through those presentations and the information collected from the survey,  the Town of Lake Lure agreed to allow Point Broadband to utilize the water tower along North Carolina Highway 9 as a broadband deployment site. The Town, in coordination with Pangaea, is assisting Point Broadband in identifying two additional broadcast locations as well.

As a result of these efforts, Point Broadband has announced that it is prepared to sign up new customers in Lake Lure.

“I would like to welcome Point Broadband as the newest Internet provider for our community. I am excited to see this first phase of the roll out of Point Broadband high speed Internet expansion in Rutherford County. Expanding high-speed internet is not only a RC Commissioner’s goal, but has also been a joint effort among many organizations including those at the State Level, Polk County and Rutherford County.

We hope to continue with the success of this initial launch in Lake Lure to have continued Internet expansion progress that will eventually reach under-served areas of our community.

I would like to thank Lake Lure for being the first town to offer the towns’ vertical assets as the first step in achieving our goal of expanding broadband access in our community,” Bryan A. King, Chair of the RC Board of Commissioners.

These two links below go into greater detail about Point Broadband’s Services

VIEW THE POINT BROADBAND FLYER REGARDING SERVICES AND HOW TO SIGN UP.

Property Owners with an address on this list below have been identified by Point Broadband as being able to connect to the broadcast site at the Town’s water tower.  Those interested in obtaining service, should contact Point Broadband Customer Service at customerservice@point-broadband.com or (844) 407-6468 to inquire about new internet services.

SEARCH THE LIST OF ADDRESSES

For more information, review the Point Broadband Presentation on Internet Services for Lake Lure.

Additional Internet Providers to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village:

Local WiFi

Pangaea offers a free public WiFi in various spots through Memorial Highway in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village.The WiFi networks are intended for casual and temporary use, not to replace existing residential or business internet service needs.

Residents and visitors can access the network by simply selecting ‘PANGAEA Public WiFi‘ from the WiFi settings of their phone, tablet, or laptop.

There is no charge to use the PANGAEA WiFi network.