So who is Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation, Randolph Communications and RTTI?
Locally owned and operated, Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation is proud of its more than 60 years of serving our neighbors and communities in Randolph, Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Moore, and Montgomery Counties.
Randolph Telephone is a full-service communications provider offering:
- High Speed Internet with Speeds up to 1 GIGx50 Mbps
- Local Service
- Home Security (a division of RTTI Security Division)
- Long Distance (through subsidiary Randolph Telephone Telecommunications Inc.)
- Web Site Design and Hosting
- T-1 Lines and Dedicated Circuits
- Phone Systems
- Calling Features
- Voicemail/Voice messaging
- Camera Surveillance
- Computer Services
- Business Networking
Randolph Telephone Membership Corp. provides services to exchanges in Badin Lake, Bennett, Coleridge, Farmer, High Falls, Jackson Creek, Liberty and Pisgah. Randolph is civic-focused, participating in parades, festivals and other community events each year, including Signature Sponsor of the North Carolina Zoo Society’s premier fundraiser, Zoo To Do. In addition, Randolph Telephone awards up to $8000 in annual college scholarships to area high school seniors.
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 August 1, 2008, RTMC launched IPTV and on September 4, 2013, launched its own local channel. On May 13, 2014, the Cooperative celebrated 60 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 60 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.