High Speed Internet coming to Rumbling Bald

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 29, 2021

Rumbling Bald announces High Speed Internet Project

Bringing fast, reliable Internet to every property.

(LAKE LURE, N.C.) – Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure announces a new two-year high speed internet project that will bring fast, reliable internet to every home on property.

For several years Rumbling Bald has been researching ways to bring high speed internet to its property. Due to the typography and geographic location of Rumbling Bald, this had been a very daunting and challenging task. Administration considered the resources around the area such as Fixed Wireless/Cellular, DSL, Satellites, and Broadband Cable from local providers along with the current limitations from weather and location to identify a plan of action. We recognized now more than ever the importance of a reliable internet connection and how it directly affects work, school, household purchasing, and entertainment alike.

After considering multiple local providers, the contract was awarded to local Asheville company Skyrunner Internet to provide the “gold standard” of high speed fiber optic solution to the property.

The High Speed Internet Project at Rumbling Bald will provide:

  • A fiber optic high speed connection to every POA property within Rumbling Bald.
  • Base service on 200 Mbps download x 200 Mpbs upload with no data caps
  • Fixed monthly billing for three years
  • One-time installation fee per building
  • Presented as an optional service to all POA Members.

This project will take approximately 16-24 months to complete and consist of Four Phases. Work is scheduled to begin as soon as April 1st, 2021.

To learn more about Rumbling Bald, please visit www.rumblingbald.com.

About Rumbling Bald

Tucked along scenic Lake Lure and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rumbling Bald is secluded yet eminently accessible from myriad metro areas. Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh, N.C., Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn. and Greenville and Spartanburg, S.C. are all between one and five hours away. The idyllic retreat features two contrasting 18-hole layouts: W.B. Lewis-designed Bald Mountain and Dan Maples-designed Apple Valley.

Rumbling Bald’s marquee course, Apple Valley, stretches to nearly 6,800 yards and features expansive views of Bald Mountain and the surrounding Lake Lure area. Maples estimated 75% of shots at Apple Valley are either level or downhill, virtually unheard of for a mountain course. Shimmering mountain lakes adorn 12 holes, but water only occasionally comes into play.

Bald Mountain, at 6,300 yards, is renowned for its unique configuration of five par 5s and five par 3s. Movie buffs appreciate the 16th green, the backdrop of a scene from the movie “Dirty Dancing.”  A protégé of golf course architect George Cobb, Lewis is known for his traditional approach to course design. This philosophy is reflected in Bald Mountain’s playability from tee to green.

The property’s 150 vacation rental homes, condos and studios are ideal for golf groups of various sizes and feature golf course and mountain views. Post round, golfers can relax at Legends on the Lake, casual dining along the shores of Lake Lure, or grab a hearty sandwich and cold drink at Pinnacle Southern Kitchen at the Apple Valley clubhouse.

Rumbling Bald is rich with amenities and activities, including scenic Lake Lure boat tours, boat rentals, tennis, pickleball, a full-service spa and hiking trails. Families enjoy the Trout Stream Pool and Lazy River, winding its way through the outdoor pool area where guests relax under fan-cooled covered seating. It’s the perfect basecamp for exploring the natural wonders of western North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

About Skyrunner Internet

Skyrunner, Inc. is a North Carolina corporation headquartered in Asheville, NC. Founded in 2004 as Skyrunner, Inc. we are pioneers in the deployment of fixed wireless network technologies, installing some of the first wide area wireless Internet links in the Southeast.

Skyrunner now serves thousands of customers in 18 counties in Western NC and upstate SC and the team’s terrestrial wireless expertise is nationally recognized. We have consulted with other ISPs all across the country on radio deployment, router management, and network design. We believe the proof of our technical prowess is our low customer turnover and our frequent accolades on social media.

In addition to being wireless experts, Skyrunner is also an experienced fiber optic broadband provider. We began our first fiber-to-the-premises (FTTx) deployment in 2015 to a 100 home development in East Asheville. Since then, Skyrunner has installed both fiber optic and hybrid fiber/wireless networks in many communities, including a 435 home development in Yancey County and a large retirement community in Asheville.

Skyrunner continues to grow rapidly in size and recognition through the deployment of the newest cutting edge technologies. Team Skyrunner strives to provide the highest quality customer service for our customers delivering the highest level of user experience all the way to the end user device.

Skyrunner looks forward to the opportunity of bringing Rumbling Bald premier broadband access!

To learn more about Skyrunner Internet, please visit www.skyrunner.net.

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