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King Recognized in Fiber Forward Magazine’s Fiber Under Forty

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Blue Ridge Mountain EMC’s Director of Broadband Alex King was among 21 people under the age of 40 to be featured in this quarter’s Fiber Forward magazine, a publication of the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA). Fiber Forward’s article, Fiber under Forty – A Snapshot of FBA’s Upcoming Leaders and Doers, is to …

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BRMEMC Board of Directors Renews TVA’s 2.5% Pandemic Recovery Credit

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — On Thursday, September 1, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC’s Board of Directors voted to continue passing through the Tennessee Valley Authority’s 2.5% Pandemic Recovery Credit to the membership. This is the third year in a row that BRMEMC’s Board has chosen to pass through this credit. When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit in …

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BRMEMC Receives Second N.C. GREAT Grant Funding to Continue Broadband Expansion in Clay County

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — On Monday, July 18, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC (BRMEMC) was awarded $5,491,000 in funding through the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant program as part of Gov. Roy Cooper’s plan to invest nearly $2 billion in federal and state funds to close the digital divide in North Carolina. …

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BRMEMC Begins Fiber Construction in Hanging Dog and Grape Creek Areas

Young Harris, Georgia – Blue Ridge Mountain EMC (BRMEMC) announced today, Wednesday, February 9, that construction will begin on its state-of-the-art fiber-optic internet service in the Hanging Dog and Grape Creek areas of Cherokee County, North Carolina. In December 2017, BRMEMC was awarded $3 million through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Community Connect …

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BRMEMC Cuts Ribbon to Celebrate Fiber Internet in Pine Log

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Blue Ridge Mountain EMC (BRMEMC) recently activated fiber internet service to several member-customers in the Pine Log area of Clay County, North Carolina. On Tuesday, Jan. 4 BRMEMC personnel, county officials and the first Pine Log fiber customers celebrated this momentous occasion by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony in the parking …

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BRMEMC Restores Widespread Outages within 24 Hours of Winter Weather

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Blue Ridge Mountain EMC (BRMEMC) experienced widespread outages resulting from a winter storm that blew through our service territory Monday, Jan. 3. BRMEMC began experiencing outages around 12 a.m. At the peak of outages 7,755 members were without power. Most of the damage came from strong winds that toppled snow-covered trees …

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