MACON, Ga., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses in Macon are about to get a much-needed boost. Hargray Communications announced that it will begin extending its fiber-based network and high-speed data, IP voice and video services into the area for business customers to meet the booming needs of internet-based commerce.
Hargray, which is headquartered in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, serves several other Georgia markets, including Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville, Richmond Hill and Lake Oconee, and recently announced its entry into Valdosta.
"We are very particular about the markets we choose to invest in, and we believe Macon is an ideal partner," Hargray Chairman and CEO Michael Gottdenker said. "Our state-of-the-art fiber optic network will provide the speed and reliability Macon businesses need to navigate and thrive in the evolving digital economy."
Earl Barrs, a longtime Macon resident, landowner and developer, is particularly excited about the impact Hargray's presence will have on the area.
"Having Hargray here with its fiber network is going to be a win for the community, both residents and businesses," Barrs said. "It gives people another reason to want to stay here, to move here, educate their children here, start businesses here, take jobs here and invest here. Having that technology gives Macon an edge it has never had before."
Macon-area business owners will be able to receive higher speeds and more reliable connectivity to the internet, including speeds of 1 gigabit per second and beyond, as well as data storage, backup and continuity services. Services will be available starting late spring.
More information is available on www.hargray.com/lp/macon.
About Hargray Communications Group, Inc.
Founded in 1949, Hargray is a regional telecommunications company providing advanced internet, television and telephone communications services in a growing set of markets in South Carolina and Georgia. Hargray is committed to delivering the most advanced technology and the best service for its customers in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Bibb, Bulloch, Chatham, Greene, Houston, Liberty, Lowndes, Putnam and Tattnall counties in Georgia. Hargray is active in the communities it serves and supports a wide range of local charities, organizations, projects and events, including the company's Caring Coins Foundation, which has raised more than $2 million for community organizations. For more information, please visit www.hargray.com.
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