Pine Belt Communications Marks 60th Anniversary
Pine Belt Communications is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. Dr. James D. (Buddy) Nettles connected his first phone lines using only a homemade switchboard in 1958 to provide rural telephone service to Arlington, Alabama. As a physician, he recognized the need for telephone service in rural areas, so he started his quest to provide that service to areas that previously didn’t have phone services. His goal was to bring world-class communication services to west Alabama, combined with the personal service you can only receive from a local provider.
Sixty years later, that is exactly what Pine Belt Communications is doing. “We are still guided by the same principles my father adhered to sixty years ago and are realizing his dream for rural west Alabama,” stated john Nettles, President of Pine Belt Communications. “But we aren’t finished yet. We are continuing to upgrade and add services to provide the best possible telephone land lines, high-speed internet, cellular services and cable television to our customers and the communities we serve.”
Pine Belt provides reliable and clear telephone service, long distance and internet services in Arlington, Dixons Mills, Sweet Water, Nanafalia and surrounding areas. Pine Belt also delivers television and high-speed internet to Grove Hill, Whatley, Butler and Lisman. And Pine Belt Wireless, provides the best 4G wireless network and super-fast data speeds in Choctaw, Dallas, Marengo, Perry and Wilcox counties. Pine Belt customers have nationwide coverage as well as the best local coverage available.
And as a local company Pine Belt strives to live up to its motto, “Neighbors You Can Call On” by providing a high level of personal service.
“It’s been a remarkable 60 years,” continued Nettles. “My dad would be amazed at and, I believe, quite proud of what we have accomplished. And, true to our roots, the same thing that drove him to provide land line service to those who didn’t have it drives us today to grow and expand while doing all we can to provide the highest-level service possible to our friends and neighbors.”
For more Information contact:
John Nettles, President Pine Belt Communications