By ELENA MARSH
A new high speed internet company is making a home in the West End area.
Ripple Fiber, an internet company founded in 2021, laid fiber cables back in October in utility right-of-ways in the Long Leaf, Knollwood Heights, Arboretum, Talamore and Pine Grove Village area.
The company hosted a ribbon cutting event at 7647 NC 211 Highway, in West End on Wednesday.
Ripple Fiber describes fiber internet as a solution that transmits data through light pulses and is less susceptible to outside interference, making the fiber optic connections more durable.
“The Ripple Fiber team is honored to bring fiber internet to the Moore County community to provide residents with a better communications infrastructure,” said company CEO Greg Wilson. “At the core of our business is our desire to bring cutting-edge technology to the places that need it, setting them up for the future of telecommunications.”
Alongside the Moore County Chamber of Commerce, ribbon-cutting attendees were joined by the Ripple Fiber team, including regional executive Kylar Martin.
“As part of this community, we look forward to expanding access for local residents and improving their everyday lives,” Martin said.
The company has six employees locally and is looking to fill spots in sales, administration and technician positions. It is working on getting greater coverage in Southern Pines with goals to expand into Pinehurst.
The company, headquartered in Charlotte, describes itself as providing thousands of homes with internet connectivity via a fiber optic network.
Contact Elena Marsh at (910) 693-2481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.