WHAT IS BROADBAND Internet?
Eastern Carolina Broadband, LLC, provides hybrid fiber and fixed wireless ISP solutions to your area providing fast and reliable broadband internet to the unserved and under-served.
Fixed-wireless is high-speed internet that uses radio signals rather than cables. Wireless broadband looks a lot like a cell tower system, except that is designed for supplying internet and not cell phone service. The customer will have a small antenna mounted on the side of the house, near the top. The typical subscriber antenna is the size of a dinner plate or smaller. Our broadband is much faster to deploy and does not involve digging up streets or moving lines on poles. East Carolina Broadband uses “sightline” internet that is faster than DSL, satellite, or cellular hotspots.
Our signal does not suffer from weather-related interruptions so we can provide a more reliable, consistent signal with very low latency times.
East Carolina Broadband’s fixed wireless uses clear line-of-sight or point-to-point to deliver our signal from towers, located on the ground, to equipment stationed at your location. Satellite internet is frequently interrupted by weather problems either locally or miles above the earth and slow signal delivery—known as latency. Most satellite companies also have a “data cap” on usage which restricts how much bandwidth you are allowed to use each month. East Carolina Broadband does not have a data cap.
Meet Our Team
Susan G. Myers
Susan G Myers, is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, business lender, real estate and economic developer. She earned a B.A. In Economics from Hollins University. Her internet experience includes co-founding assests2auction.com that was sold to a company which went public. Susan is known as being a visionary leader who gets things done. In 2016, she co-founded the Pink Hill Tech Think Tank which led to the formation of Eastern Carolina Broadband. Susan is the current managing partner of Susan & Al Properties, LLC, and founder of Pink Hill Flower Fund. A native of the Mississippi Delta and the daughter of a planter, Susan is a resident of Pink Hill.
Al Rachide, has owned & operated R&A Computer Systems for 30 years and Pink Hill Pharmacy for 32 years. In the summer of 1971, Al was one of the first people to use a freestanding desk top computer at the National Science Foundation summer camp. Al founded R&A Systems to install pharmacy computer systems and quickly moved to helping other small business owners adopt new technology. A pharmacist by education, Al is skilled at design, execution and operating companies profitably. Al is a native of Jacksonville and is a resident of Pink Hill.
As a native of the Pink Hill area and an NC State graduate (industrial engineering), Rodney Scott is excited to help improve our community. Scott attended BF Grady Elementary School and graduated from East Duplin High School. He has worked in several industries before returning home in 2000. He boasts a wonderful wife and two children (who both attended Duplin County public schools). As a business owner and resident of this area, Scott knows the problems of getting internet in the eastern NC rural areas firsthand. He looks forward to helping as many people as possible in rural eastern North Carolina get access to fast, reliable and affordable internet.