Print
Technology

ATMC To Change Name To Reflect Shift To Broadband

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 6, 2021
ATMC is changing its name to FOCUS Broadband starting next year, a rebranding that will reflect the company’s evolution since it was founded in 1955, according to a press release.

The communication company’s new name will align with the business’s change from a traditional telephone and cable TV provider to one that specializes in delivering fiber optic, high-speed internet.

“We believe FOCUS Broadband is a more accurate reflection of what our company is becoming as we expand our reach using fiber optic broadband as our core service offering,” CEO Keith Holden said in the release.

Over the years, the cooperative has been expanding internet service to communities in Brunswick and Columbus counties. In October, it announced a multi-year, $100 million project to bring faster internet by replacing its old network with a 100% fiber optic network.

“The rebranding also coincides with the launch of a multi-year project that will connect all members to fiber optic broadband along with further expansion into new markets in southeastern North Carolina,” the release stated.

In addition to updating its network, the company has also received state and federal grants to bring high-speed internet to underserved rural areas in Duplin, Pender and Robeson counties. This includes a $21.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deliver high-speed internet to more than 7,000 addresses in Pender County.

With the rebranding, the company will have a new logo and a new website address FOCUSbroadband.com.
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Mikeharrington carolinaretreats 2

Boosting Off-Season Vacation Rental Income With Tax Deductions

Mike Harrington - Carolina Retreats
Atromitos micheallegady headshot

Small Business Owner: Know Thy Finances

Michealle Gady - Atromitos
Billcoleman lopw headshot

Reaping The Benefits Of Patience

Bill Coleman - Live Oak Private Wealth

Trending News

Apartment Developer Tied To Midtown Rezoning

Johanna F. Still - Jan 17, 2022

In The Current Issue

What's In Store For Banks In 2022

The new year is likely to bring a continuation of some current banking trends as well as some new developments affecting the industry....


Apartment Sales Dominated 2021

Investors buying up Wilmington apartment communities drove the top real estate transactions of 2021 in New Hanover County....


New Hanover, Brunswick Back To Tier 3

After just one year at Tier 2, New Hanover and Brunswick counties return to Tier 3 status, the least economically distressed ranking designa...

Book On Business

The 2021 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100