Our Internet is Superior

Linepeople training for the jobEverybody says they have good internet, but we mean it. We have a major data line along US 321 and a majority of Caldwell County has broadband access. Why? In 2009, Google constructed a data center complex in Caldwell County, investing $1.2 billion in the facility and establishing a long-term commitment to the region and state. Caldwell County has superior internet because of this expansion.

Google chose Lenoir, NC, for the facility because it has the right combination of energy infrastructure, developable land and available workforce. In fact, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook have facilities in Western Piedmont because of our energy and water assets.

Our exceptional internet is about to get even better. Blue Ridge Energy will use a state grant to expand the major data line along US 321 to give our county’s mountainous regions access to high-speed internet.

NC Leads Low-Carbon Energy Sources

Blue Ridge Solar panelsNorth Carolina leads the charge on renewable energy, according to a study by SmartAsset. We’ve increased our production of renewables by nearly 52 percent between 2014 and 2019, double the average of all 50 states. Site Selection names North Carolina the No. 1 State in Southeast for Sustainability. As the world’s topmost supplier of high-purity quartz, North Carolina is a leader in providing reliable, carbon-free power.

  • No. 1 Offshore Wind Energy Potential on East Coast
  • No.1 State in Southeast for Sustainability (Site Selection)
  • No. 4  Installed Solar Capacity
  • Largest Wind Farm in Southeast United States
  • Top 5 Producer of Electricity from Nuclear Power




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Blue Ridge Energy (828) 758-4401
Duke Energy (828) 323-8400 
Town of Granite Falls Electric Department (828) 396-3131


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Caldwell County Water Department (828) 757-5757 
Baton Water Corp. (828) 728-7003 
City of Lenoir (828) 757-2200 
Town of Hudson (828) 728-8272 
Town of Granite Falls (828) 396-3131 
Town of Sawmills (828) 396-7903

Natural Gas/Propane

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Piedmont Natural Gas (800) 752-7504 
Blue Ridge Energy (828) 758-4401


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AT&T (877) 253-0009 
Verizon (800) 922-0204

Fiber Optic/Satellite

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SEGRA (833) 467-3472 
Cogent (877) 726-4368 
Spectrum Business (888) 692-8635 
Conterra (888) 266-4836 
AT&T (877) 253-0009 
Viasat (844) 702-3199 
HughesNet (877) 719-8707