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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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BRMEMC Board of Directors Announce Allan Glidewell as General Manager

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation (BRMEMC) announced in Tuesday night’s Board Meeting that Allan Glidewell has been selected as general manager. Glidewell brings more than twenty-three years of experience in the utility industry working primarily in electric cooperatives. “Glidewells’s knowledge, experience, longevity and leadership within …

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BRMEMC Receives GREAT Grant Funding to Expand Broadband

Blue Ridge Mountain EMC (BRMEMC) was recently awarded $1.3 million in funding through the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant program as part of Gov. Roy Cooper’s $30 million initiative to expand internet access to rural areas. BRMEMC officially signed the grant agreement on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Funds from this grant will …

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BRMEMC Completes Johnsonville Road Broadband Expansion

Blue Ridge Mountain EMC (BRMEMC) recently completed a broadband expansion in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Approximately 182 residents are now eligible for fiber optic internet service. This newly completed broadband expansion is in and around the Johnsonville Road area. Residents of this area can email their name and physical address to broadband@brmemc.com to begin the …

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