SkyLine Membership Corp. 

West Jefferson, N.C.

Area served: 840 square miles

Population: 55,607

Technical highlights: provides FTTP to 98% of its customers, with plans to reach 100% by the end of 2016, with up to 1 Gbps.

Entrepreneurship

Working with the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Watauga Economic Development Commission and the local chamber of commerce, Skyline created and supports through its broadband network an entrepreneurial hub to cultivate economic development as well as a regional summit and youth entrepreneurship camp.