Ardmore Telephone Company committed to bringing fiber-fast internet to the region.


Over the last decade, Ardmore Telephone Company worked tirelessly to bring fiber optic internet to its service area in Alabama and Tennessee. Back in 2015, ATC saw a need for local businesses to have access to reliable, fast fiber internet. They came together and decided to invest in the local community and bring fiber internet to Main Street. They continued to expand and pursue grants and developed unique public-private partnerships to aggressively
increase fiber internet access throughout the region.

Since then, ATC has continued to impact and grow its service area, providing the critical infrastructure to support and enrich the lives of residents and businesses in Madison, Giles, Lincoln and Limestone counties. 

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2015

  • ATC began a fiber project to bring high-speed internet to businesses on Main Street. 
  • ATC fiber network goes online during the summer for business customers. Plans for residential fiber are discussed.

2018

  • ATC announces plans to invest $10 million to expand fiber optic network in Alabama and Tennessee.
  • With letters of support from local residents and community leaders, ATC applied for two grants to expand in McBurg and Minor Hill. 
  • ATC began two additional fiber builds in New Market in December.

2016

  • ATC sought customer interest in fiber internet for new areas.
  • ATC completes fiber build in five areas. Plans are in place to build fiber in other areas of Elkmont and New Market. 

2019

  • ATC completes one phase of New Market build.
  • ATC continued expansion into Elkmont.
  • ATC applied for a $20 million USDA loan to further expand fiber in all exchanges.
  • ATC applied for an $8.7 million USDA ReConnect grant to further expand fiber in the Minor Hill and McBurg exchanges.

2017

  • ATC continues fiber expansion in Ardmore and New Market.
  • In May, ATC finishes fiber projects in Ardmore and New Market.

2020

  • Additional construction started in Elkmont.
  • ATC continued expansion in New Market. 
  • ATC received USDA ReConnect $9.8 million grant/loan combo to expand in parts of Benton County, Tennessee, and parts of Lincoln and Giles counties.
  • ATC is awarded a $20.3 million loan to expand fiber in the New Market, Elkmont, Ardmore, McBurg and Minor Hill exchanges.

Fiber broadband has the power to transform a region and change lives through:

  • Quality of life
  • Education
  • Job growth
  • Health care and telemedicine
  • Economic development
ATC will continue to pursue innovative ways to improve its service area. To stay informed on the latest fiber broadband news, sign up for the email newsletter and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ardmoretelephone.

ATC Makes Progress on Area Fiber Projects

Crews continue bringing fiber-fast internet to underserved, unserved communities.

December 28, 2020

New Market-Union Grove project — Construction is complete, and this area includes portions of New Market Road, Meadow Green Subdivision, Walker Lane, Butler Road, Henry Taylor Road and Widow Hornbuckle Road. Testing should be completed in the next couple of weeks. Once testing is complete, customer installations can begin.Fiber Update Graphic_12-27-20

New Market-Deertrace project — This project includes portions of Deertrace Parkway and Upper Hurricane Road. This project is complete and ready for customer installations.

New Market-Flint River project — This project includes parts of Beth Road, Arnold Road, Flint River Drive, Newburn Street, Koster Street, Petty Street, Humphrey Drive, Nance Drive, Noles Drive, Montana Trail, Cramer Road, Missoula Road, Billings Drive, Prospect Road, Link Road, Harlow Drive, Lark Road and Butler Road. Construction on A and B routes (north part of Arnold Road and Flint River Drive) is complete. Testing should be completed in the next couple of weeks. Once testing is complete, customer installations can begin.

New Market-Sulphur Springs project — Areas that are included in this build are portions of Walker Lane, Cindy Drive, C Tipton Drive, Charley Patterson Road, Rosebud Drive, Tom Taylor Circle, Cee Jay Lane and Ember Lane. Crews have recently started construction on this project. A timeline for customer installations is not available at this time.

New Market-Hillsboro project — Areas that are included in this build are portions of Winchester Road, Section House Road, Hillsboro Circle, Sam Henley Lane, Yancy Lamb Drive and Hillsboro Drive. Construction has just began on this project. A timeline for customer installations is not available at this time.

Elkmont OLT project — This project includes downtown Elkmont and surrounding areas, as well as the Rural Village Subdivision. Contractors have completed three routes for this project. Some downtown Elkmont addresses are ready for customer installations. In the Rural Village area, construction is complete. Crews hope to begin testing in the coming weeks, with hopes to have some addresses ready for customer installations in January.

Elkmont-Whitty Mill project — This project includes the subdivision near Whitty Mill Road and Elkmont Road. A timeline for customer installations is not available at this time.

McBurg Exchange project — Contractors are pulling aerial cable for this project.

Minor Hill project — ATC has completed this project and eligible addresses are ready for customer installations. Some of the roads included in this build are Salem, Shoal Creek, Schola Bluff, Jackson Clinic, Liberty Hill, Robinson, Junus Jackson Hollow and Earl Townsend.

Fiber-fast Internet Ready for Installation in Parts of New Market

Progress continues on fiber expansion projects in other exchanges.

October 8, 2020

Ardmore Telephone Company continues expanding fiber broadband service to areas in New Market, Elkmont and McBurg. Fiber is complete and ready for installation in some areas of New Market, while in other areas crews continue construction.

New Market-Ray Road project — Construction is complete in the areas of Ray, Hearthstone and Borelli roads, as well as Keiffer Circle. Call 800-830-9946 today to schedule your installation of fiber-fast internet service.

New Market-Hurricane project — Construction is complete for portions of Hurricane, Sharpes Hollow and Ray roads. Call 800- 830-9946 today to schedule your installation of fiber-fast internet service.

New Market-Mint Springs project — Construction is complete for the areas of New Market Road, Standing Oaks Subdivision and Mint Springs Road. Addresses will be released in the next two weeks for installation.

New Market-Union Grove project — Construction continues in the areas of New Market Road, Meadow Green Subdivision, Walker Lane, Butler Road, Henry Taylor Road and Widow Hornbuckle Road.

New Market-Deertrace project — Construction continues for areas of Deertrace Parkway and Upper Hurricane Road.

Elkmont-OLT project — Construction continues for the Elkmont OLT area, which includes downtown Elkmont, some surrounding areas and Rural Village Subdivision.

Elkmont-Whitty Mill project — Construction continues for areas of Whitty Mill Road and

Elkmont Road. McBurg project — Aerial cable continues to be installed in this area.

 

Summer proves hot time for fiber projects!

May 21, 2020

Ardmore-Ray Road project — This project is part of the New Market area, including portions of Ray, Keiffer Circle, Hearthstone and Borelli roads. It is complete and ready for installations.

Ardmore-Hurricane project — This area in New Market includes portions of Hurricane, Sharpes Hollow and Ray roads. Fiber construction and splicing is about 75% complete. Installations could be ready for this project as early as June.

Ardmore-Mint Springs project — This part of the New Market project covers portions of New Market Road, Standing Oaks Subdivision and Mint Springs Road. Fiber construction is just now starting.

Ardmore-Union Grove project — This project includes portions of New Market Road, Meadow Green Subdivision, Walker Lane, Butler Road, Henry Taylor Road and Widow Hornbuckle Road. Fiber construction is about 50% complete.

Ardmore-Deer Trace project — This project includes portions of Deertrace Parkway and Upper Hurricane Road. Fiber construction is underway.

Ardmore-Elkmont Whitty Mill project — This project includes the subdivision near Whitty Mill and Elkmont roads. Fiber construction has started.

Ardmore-Elkmont OLT project — This area includes downtown Elkmont and surrounding areas, as well as the Rural Village Subdivision. Construction recently began.

New Market & Elkmont Fiber Projects Move Forward

March 13, 2020

Ardmore Telephone Company crews have been hard at work in the New Market and Elkmont fiber project areas.

Hurricane Road and Ray Road — Approximately, 50-60 locations along Hurricane Road (between Frank Hereford Road and Ray Road) are available for installations. Crews are still working on Ray Road, Hearthstone Road, Borelli Road, Keiffer Circle, and part of Sharps Hollow Road (to Ray Road).

Deer Trace — This area consists of Deertrace Parkway and the north section of Upper Hurricane Creek Road. The majority of the boring is complete. Crews are expected to start plowing/pulling cable and placing handholes and peds soon. Splicing/testing will follow and then installations.

Mint Springs — This area consists of Mint Springs Road from New Market Road to near Mint Road. It also includes New Market Road from Beth Road to 501 New Market Road. Crews have just recently started boring on this project.

Elkmont CO — This is a rather large project and covers most of the downtown vicinity of Elkmont. Crews have been putting aerial cable up along Upper Fort Hampton Road and should be placing peds/handholes soon. They have also been boring around the Elkmont High School area along High School Road, Highland Avenue, Cotton Spring Street, and Vaughn Street. Crews are expected to start building the west side of downtown Elkmont soon.

Progress Update

July 14, 2019

Ardmore Telephone Company is working to provide fiber broadband to as many homes and businesses as possible. There are crews placing fiber throughout parts of New Market, with plans to have those completed in the fall. ATC will begin on other areas of New Market late summer, which will be completed in 2020.

Legacy Homes is constructing residences in the Bellview community in New Market, which will have fiber internet capabilities. For updates on Ardmore Telephone’s fiber build and other information, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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