our roots

In 1954, with large telephone companies refusing to bring telephone service to rural communities, residents of Randolph, Chatham and Moore Counties banded together to charter RTMC. RTMC began operations in 1957, with 97 phones in Farmer, N.C. Extended service to High Falls and Bennett in 1958. Converted to 1-party line service in 1970. Upgraded to digital switching in 1985. Completed fiber optic network in 1995. Launched high-speed broadband Internet service in 2001, which is now available to all of our customers, even the most remote. Randolph Telephone celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004 and its 50th Annual Membership Meeting in 2008.  On May 13, 2018, the Cooperative celebrated 65 years of service to the rural communities it serves.

Today and Our Future

Randolph is committed to providing the most advanced communications technology and services. Currently, Randolph is deploying fiber throughout its network to bring faster broadband services, better quality phone service and digital television entertainment services.  In August 2014, Randolph Telephone Telecommunications Inc. (RTTI), a subsidiary of Randolph Telephone, began operating as a CLEC, offering services to residents and businesses contiguous to our boundaries which are non-member areas.

On July 16, 2015, Randolph Communications, LLC was established. Randolph Communications operates under the same values, same service and same dedication to our members. We will always be a member-owned cooperative.

What started over 65 years ago has evolved into a communications company offering not just traditional phone service, but other highly demanded services such as high-speed internet, 4G Wireless, Camera Surveillance, Computer Services, Business Networking and most importantly, fiber to the home.

Today, Randolph serves eight different exchanges in eight counties in the central, rural communities of North Carolina. The counties include Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Guilford, Lee, Montgomery, Moore and Randolph.