1954 - North Carolina’s large telephone companies refused to serve rural neighborhoods, claiming that the cost to serve these sparsely populated areas were just too high. Responding to the critical need for reliable communications, some local leaders of Randolph, Chatham, and Moore counties banded together to begin the long process of obtaining a charter for Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation. On May 13, 1954, the Secretary of the State of North Carolina granted A Certificate of Incorporation through the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority.
1957 - On June 1, 1957, when Alvin Shaw, the cooperative’s first vice president stood before a large assemblage in the grange Hall in Farmer. As the crowd watched, Shaw placed a long-distance call to Raleigh, where the state REA chairman waited. This marked the beginning of actual operations. RTMC provided telephone service to 97 residents in Farmer.
1958 - 1st Annual Meeting.
1996 - In October, RTMC introduced Dial-Up Internet service to its members.
2001 - RTMC introduced high-speed digital subscriber line (DSL) service to its members.
2006 - RTTI, a subsidiary of RTMC, began offering wireless services, including both cellular phone service and wireless data plans in December 2006.
2008 - On August 1st we began offering our very own television service called MyTV.
2012 - Liberty-based Randolph Telephone Company was dissolved and became part of Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation on January 1, 2012. All RTC customers at that time became members of the cooperative and began earning capital credits.
2013 - Made it our goal to get Fiber To The Home (FTTH) to all customers. Launched our very own headend for MyTV. On September 4th, we launched our very own Local Channel called RTV Channel 1.
2015 - Moved to new headquarters on East Dixie Drive.
2018 - August 11, 2018, began offering Security.
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