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Jo Cline

It is with sadness that the ERC mourns the passing of the wife of one of its Directors. Jo Cline, co-founder of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) alongside her husband of 54 years (ERC Board member Don Cline), passed away on July 25 in Greensboro, NC. Jo is lovingly remembered as the “First Lady of PARI”. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jo Cline Memorial Fund at PARI (1 PARI Drive, Rosman, NC 28772).

Jo’s obituary can be found HERE.


Tanya Riddle Operations Manager

The ERC is pleased to announce that Tanya Riddle has been promoted to Operations Manager. Tanya is a long-term employee, having spent 9 and a half years performing different roles for the ERC. Over the past few years, she has been managing much of the daily operations.  Please join all of us in congratulating Tanya on this promotion.


ERC welcomes Justen Casey

The ERC is pleased to welcome Justen Casey as its newest team member. Justen came to the ERC as an intern via Dr. MaryLynn Manns of UNC Asheville. After working with the ERC for several months, and having valued his contributions to the team, the decision was made to extend an offer and to our delight, Mr. Casey accepted.


This is a community

The ERC is very thankful. And, it’s not to do with this time of year. We are thankful for each of you – our customers, our partners, our vendors, our subcontractors, our advisors, our friends. By working with us, each of you help us succeed. The ERC has long touted itself as a community network. Like the Internet, ERC Broadband is comprised of all our connections throughout communities across western North Carolina. Each connection we make, each extension of the network infrastructure, each new drop enables us to serve you – the communities in which we work – better.

For this and so much more, please accept this brief note as a heartfelt ‘thank you’.

-Hunter Goosmann


ERC is top Communications Technology company

It is with great pride that the ERC announces it was named the 2014 top Communications Technology company at the NC Tech Awards last night in Raleigh. We are all very proud of our regional network, and this is a fantastic stamp of approval for our team’s efforts. Thanks to all who supported the ERC in this award. A press release will be forthcoming.