A Better Place to Live and Do Business

by Jun 26, 2020North Brunswick

The Town of Belville is nationally recognized as a Smart Rural Community.

The Town of Belville has received recognition as a Smart Rural Community provider from the NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. The designation honors the efforts of rural telecommunications providers who deliver broadband technologies to rural communities, making them dynamic places to live and do business. This national award was given to Belville for its work with ATMC to bring fiberoptic internet to businesses and residents to the town.

NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association represents nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America.

The goal of the Smart Rural Community initiative is to foster the development of smart communities throughout rural America by recognizing trailblazers and providing resources to assist broadband providers and connected industries.

ATMC is a member-owned cooperative providing a multitude of communications services, including telephone, business systems, wireless, Internet/Broadband, cable television service and ATMC Security in Brunswick and Columbus Counties in southeastern North Carolina.

“We are honored to receive this designation because the NTCA clearly sees Belville as a community that enables innovation and encourages growth,” Belville Mayor Mike Allen says.  “We’re ready for the future.”


ATMC gives kudos to the Town of Belville for their assistance with the project.

“It is an honor to work with both Mayor Allen and Town Manager Athina Williams,” Emily Miller, Business Solutions Consultant with ATMC, says. “They are both stellar examples of community partners who have worked with ATMC to bring the businesses and residents of Belville fiberoptic broadband services needed for today’s connectivity requirements.”

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