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New Bern, NC – The Craven 100 Alliance (C1A), in partnership with the Havelock Regional Development Corporation (HRDC), are pleased to announce the extension of broadband internet services in the Havelock Industrial Park, located on Outer Banks Drive, Havelock, North Carolina, off Hwy 101 near MCAS Cherry Point.
The Park’s technology partner, Lumen Technologies, has been working with the C1A and HRDC this year on an agreement for services to be extended. An investment of $32,943 for this project was made in partnership by the C1A and HRDC and will provide an extension of services not only to existing business, but new developments, alike. Broadband services will extend to the end of the road, where available property sits and will be value added, giving the property viability and greatly increase its potential for development.
“Craven 100 Alliance understands the importance of broadband, especially in today’s economic climate. This is particularly true for the defense related industries that are target for the Havelock area,” says Jeff Wood, director of Craven County Economic Development.
Mr. Martin Cieszko, HRDC Board Member added, “This is a long-awaited and much anticipated business enhancement opportunity for the present and future industries in the Havelock Industrial Park. With this access to high speed internet services, we anticipate more interest in our Park from future residents and much improved opportunities for our current residents.”
“This network investment is more than providing fiber for the thriving business environment in Havelock, N.C. This is also about Lumen’s commitment to further human progress through technology,” said Ben Team, Lumen general manager for North Carolina. “Lumen helps businesses achieve amazing outcomes and we are a trusted, local connection for customers throughout the region. The progressive and diverse businesses of Craven County are looking to maximize their digital opportunities and be leaders in the 4th industrial revolution, and we are their partner.”
For nearly a century, Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) has been a company built around the belief that humanity is always at its best when it produces innovative technologies that advance the way we work and live.
With approximately 450,000 route fiber miles and serving customers in more than 60 countries, Lumen delivers the fastest, most secure platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences.
Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security, communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at news.lumen.com. To learn more about the Lumen family of brands, visit news.lumen.com/lumen-brands.
Havelock Regional Development Corp. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Comprised of a six-member governing board, made up of local businessmen and women who serve without compensation to improve present and future jobs and opportunities for the Havelock area. They embrace the opportunity to have representation on the C1A Executive Board and proud to be a part of the focus to improve the economic future of the entire county.
The Craven 100 Alliance is comprised of the private sector, Craven County and the cities of New Bern and Havelock, a public-private economic development partnership. Under this organization, the four partners collaborate on long-term planning and set the direction for economic development in Craven County.