Overview of Roanoke Connect Network Construction to Date

Questions and comments from member-owners in Roanoke Electric’s service territory keep us keenly aware of the interest throughout our region in the progress of the fiber optic network that the cooperative is constructing. We’re happy to receive this feedback. It confirms the importance of this project to the families, businesses and community organizations in northeastern North Carolina.

We recognize that many member-owners are eager to access the Roanoke Connect broadband Internet and Smart Grid services, and we regret that the complex build-out of the fiber optic network can only be done in a phased manner that makes subscription and installation opportunities available to some member-owners ahead of others.

We are striving to fulfill our commitment to provide service throughout the Roanoke Electric service area as quickly as possible. To date, as promised, we have achieved service installations in Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton counties over the past year through the activation of 10 segments. Construction began in April 2018. It will take two to three years to complete.

Please continue to visit this website to stay abreast of segment construction and activation.