Hargray is expanding its fiber footprint in Georgia. The company is beginning last-mile fiber construction in Conyers, GA, which will provide businesses access to communications services over Hargray's 100% fiber-optic network. This is Hargray's third expansion this year, following its announcement to expand into Covington, GA, as well as its recent acquisition of Dark Fiber Systems.
Chris McCorkendale, Hargray Fiber's senior vice president, said, "Hargray's local focus, including its dedicated local team, fits well with the community-focused mindset of the business and city leaders that have supported our expansion into Conyers, GA. Without their support, our significant investment in the community would not be possible. We look forward to becoming a major contributor to the Conyers community and sharing the benefits of future growth in the area."
Hargray was founded 70 years ago in Beaufort County, SC. In addition to Conyers, in recent years Hargray has expanded into Hawkinsville, Hinesville, Lake Oconee, Macon, Perry, Reidsville, Savannah, Statesboro, Valdosta, and Warner Robins, GA; as well as Pell City, AL; and Jacksonville, FL.
Conyers Mayor Vince Evans said: "Hargray thoughtfully selects the cities it serves, and we are honored to be part of that growing list. Today's marketplace requires advanced communications connections, and that is exactly what Hargray is making available to Conyers' businesses. We are also proud to have them putting down roots in our town. You can't beat solid business solutions delivered by local customer service."
Fred Boscarino, president and CEO of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, said: "We are very excited to have Hargray as a new member of our chamber and the Conyers-Rockdale community. Hargray has a reputation as an exemplary corporate citizen, participating in community affairs and setting a pace for others to emulate in this respect. We are looking forward to having Hargray as our new Internet provider for our office."
Businesses in Conyers will have access to communication products including Metro Ethernet and multi-gigabit symmetrical circuits, phone services with hosted unified communications, and TV offerings that can be customized for various commercial applications. Construction is underway, and service is expected to be available this summer.