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Bulloch Telephone unveils 201617 cover
Design features Bulloch County Annex
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Garrett Nevil, left, chairman of the Bulloch County Commission, displays the new 20162017 telephone directory with John Scott, general manager of Bulloch Telephone Cooperative. - photo by Special to the Herald

Garrett Nevil, chairman of the Bulloch County Commission, was presented recently the new 2016-17 telephone directory from John Scott, general manager of Bulloch Telephone Cooperative.

The photo on the cover depicts the 13,000-square-foot government annex building in downtown Statesboro that was completed in 2015 with proceeds from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

In making the presentation, Scott said Bulloch Telephone has a longstanding tradition of featuring prominent county landmarks on the cover of its annual directory which is distributed to 32,000 local residents and businesses.

"We are pleased to feature the new County Annex which is a wonderful addition to downtown Statesboro," Scott said. "It also coincides with our introduction of advanced communications technology to businesses in Statesboro.

"We're excited about our fiber optic installation in the city and we look forward to serving our business community with reliable and competitively priced services, plus complementary 24/7 tech support. As a locally-owned and operated company, we're committed to the place we call home."

Bulloch Telephone was the first telephone company in Georgia to install a complete underground fiber optic FTTH network to its entire service area. Following completion, Bulloch Telephone applied for a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) License to extend its fiber optic system to Statesboro, providing a vast array of communication services. The project was launched in 2014 and is currently ongoing.

In addition, Bulloch Telephone is the first company in Georgia to be designated as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider by the NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association. The certification recognizes community-based telecom providers that have built a network capable of delivering internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, which is 100 times faster than those currently available in many households.

Established in 1951, Bulloch Telephone offers broadband, internet, telephone and television services, backed by a pledge to serve its members with dependable, high quality service and excellent customer care.