Superior digital infrastructure aims to spur economic development by retaining and attracting businesses

Macon, GA, March 2, 2017 — Businesses in Macon, GA, are about to get a much-needed boost. Hargray Communications announced that it will begin extending its fiber-based network and high-speed data, IP voice, and video services into the Macon area for business customers to meet the booming needs of internet-based commerce.

Hargray, which is headquartered in Hilton Head Island, SC, serves several Georgia markets already, including Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville, Richmond Hill, and Lake Oconee, and recently announced its entry into Valdosta.

“We are very particular about the markets we choose to invest in, and we believe Macon is an ideal partner,” Hargray Chairman and CEO Michael Gottdenker said. “Our state-of-the-art fiber optic network will provide the speed and reliability Macon businesses need to navigate and thrive in the evolving digital economy.”

Earl Barrs, a long-time resident, landowner, and developer in Macon, is particularly excited about the impact Hargray’s presence will have in Macon.

“Having Hargray here with their fiber network is going to be a win for the community, both residents and businesses,” Barrs said. “It gives people another reason to want to stay here, to move here, educate their children here, start businesses here, take jobs here, and invest here. Having that technology gives Macon an edge it has never had before.”

Macon-area business owners will be able to receive higher speeds and more reliable connectivity to the Internet, including speeds of 1 Gigabit-per-second and beyond, as well as data storage, back-up, and continuity services. Services will be available starting late spring.

More information is available on www.hargray.com/lp/macon.

About Hargray Communications Group, Inc.

Founded in 1949, Hargray is a regional telecommunications company providing advanced Internet, television, and telephone communications services in a growing set of markets in South Carolina and Georgia. Hargray is committed to delivering the most advanced technology and the best service for its customers in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Bibb, Bulloch, Chatham, Greene, Houston, Liberty, Lowndes, Putnam, and Tattnall counties in Georgia. Hargray is active in the communities it serves and supports a wide range of local charities, organizations, projects and events, including the company’s Caring Coins Foundation which raises money for community organizations by allowing customers to round up their bills. For more information, please visit hargray.com.