SAVANNAH, Ga. and COVINGTON, Ga., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hargray, a regional communications provider, today announced that it is expanding its fiber footprint to offer advanced communications services to businesses in Covington, Georgia. This announcement follows Hargray's agreement to acquire Dark Fiber Systems based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Chris McCorkendale, Hargray Fiber's Senior Vice President, said, "We are thrilled to continue our expansion in Georgia. As a leading provider of fast and reliable last-mile fiber broadband services throughout the southeast, we are acutely aware of the demand for advanced communications services. Our expansion into Covington is a reflection of Hargray's continued commitment to making those services more accessible for business leaders."
Hargray was founded 70 years ago in Beaufort County, South Carolina. In recent years Hargray has expanded into Hawkinsville, Hinesville, Lake Oconee, Macon, Perry, Reidsville, Savannah, Statesboro, Valdosta, and Warner Robins, Georgia; and Pell City, AL. Hargray commemorated its entry into Covington with a groundbreaking ceremony followed by a luncheon at City Pharmacy.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston said, "It is an honor to have businesses of all sizes, across various industries, calling Covington home. In order to continue driving this incredible economic growth, we must ensure businesses have what they need to operate. Interstates and roadways used to be the key to strong business, but our online marketplace brings an entirely different demand – strong broadband. We are not only glad Hargray chose Covington, but that it is has done so with a commitment to local service."
Businesses in Covington will have the ability to receive a full suite of communication products including enhanced data, voice, and video services including Hosted Unified Communications, Metro-Ethernet, multi-gigabit symmetrical circuits, and video services customized for various commercial applications - all delivered exclusively over Hargray's 100% fiber-optic network. Hargray also provides colocation services. Network construction is underway and service will be available this summer.
Founded in 1949, Hargray is a regional telecommunications company providing advanced communications and entertainment services over its wholly-owned network. Hargray operates through two primary divisions: Hargray Communications, based in Bluffton, SC, which operates the Company's incumbent networks; and Hargray Fiber, based in Savannah, GA, which operates a more than 2,000 route-mile fiber network in cities throughout the southeastern United States. Hargray delivers the most advanced technology and the best service for its customers and is active in the communities it serves by supporting a wide range of local charities, organizations, projects and events. For more information, please visit hargray.com.