Most Importantly, tell your friends, neighbors, and share on social media! The more who participate, the closer you are to a better online experience!
RiverStreet Networks is teaming up with local businesses to provide free WiFi hotspots for students, educators, and employees who may not have connectivity while at home.
Free WiFi Hotspot Locations:
Piedmont EMC Offices | SSID: PEMC-Free-Wifi
- 64 Rascoe Dameron Rd, Burlington NC
- 1125 Oxford Rd, Roxboro NC
Who is RiverStreet?
RiverStreet Networks began as an extension of Wilkes Communications in Wilkes County, NC. After more than 60 years of providing telecommunications services and enhancing Wilkes County with an all active, Fiber To The Home network Wilkes Communications wanted to continue the trend of access to High-Speed Internet in Rural America by branching out. Even with the telecommunications industry undergoing tremendous changes, RiverStreet Networks is dedicated to providing our customers with the latest technological advancements and services available today. With decades of experience, we stand behind our reputation as an industry leader and are ready to bring the same winning formula of excellent customer service combined with a state-of-the-art suite of services to you.
“High-speed, reliable broadband at home is critical for work, healthcare, and education. Surveys show the need for internet access is at an all-time high. We are working together with your county officials to bring faster internet to your area.”
CEO, RiverStreet Networks
Who is Piedmont Electric?
Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative based in Hillsborough. Piedmont Electric is a nonprofit electric utility serving 32,000 members in parts of Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange, and Person counties. Piedmont Electric’s mission is to empower and to partner with our members to provide energy value and to enhance the quality of life in alignment with transforming energy market values.
“Piedmont Electric is committed to improving the lives of those living in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange, and Person counties of North Carolina. Partnering with cooperative-minded RiverStreet Networks to bring internet to our unserved and underserved areas is proving to be a great solution to closing our rural digital divide. Having affordable and reliable broadband service for education, healthcare, and economic growth is a necessity for our members and communities.”
Steve Hamlin, President and General Manager, Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation
Caswell County, NC
Caswell County offers beautiful landscapes with a focus on rural life amenities, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and agriculture while also offering an easy commute to the Research Triangle Park (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill,)and the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Burlington, Winston-Salem, High Point). Reidsville, Roxboro, and Danville, VA are neighboring communities with similar amenities and just a short commute.
Caswell County was named for Richard Caswell, Governor of North Carolina from 1776 to 1780. Leasburg was the first county seat. In 1792, roughly the eastern half of Caswell County became Person County. After the division, the seat of Caswell County’s government was moved to a more central location. The community hosting the new county seat first was called Caswell Court House. Later, the name was changed to Yanceyville.
Caswell County produced many political leaders, including Bartlett Yancey, Jr., Archibald Debow Murphey, Romulus Mitchell Saunders, Bedford Brown, Calvin Graves, John H. Kerr, and Jacob Thompson. At one time it was stated that all successful North Carolina legislation had to make its way through the Caswell County legislators.
“Broadband Internet is the most critical piece of infrastructure needed in Caswell County for our businesses, residents, and children. The Caswell County Board of Commissioners is committed to providing opportunities for Broadband Internet Service Providers which will benefit both our residents and the providers by offering access to reliable, high-speed and affordable internet access across our county. Through partnerships with organizations like Piedmont Community College, Caswell County Schools, Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation, RiverStreet Networks (myriverstreet.net), and others, we can make a difference in our Broadband Infrastructure landscape!”
County Manager, Caswell County Government
Person County, NC
Person County offers a strategic location for business and industry, being within an hour’s drive of North Carolina’s two major economic centers, the Research Triangle Park (Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh) and the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point), and a two-hour drive of Richmond, Virginia.
The county was named for General Thomas Person, a Revolutionary War Patriot, who made significant contributions to Person County and surrounding areas. He was a trustee of the University of North Carolina, donating large sums of money to the institution and being recognized by the construction of Person Hall.
“Reliable and high-speed internet services are critical to supporting our residents and businesses in Person County. We are proud to be a trailblazer in partnering with RiverStreet Networks to provide service in our rural county. This partnership enhances the quality of life for our school students and teachers, our entrepreneurs, our businesses, and our government services.”
– Heidi York
County Manager, Person County Government