Carrollton, GA—SyncGlobal Telecom and Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative recently co-hosted the telecommunication provider’s annual 811 Day Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11. A virtual meeting was held to detail pertinent information on safe digging and recognize companies who work with care near underground utilities. Among those recognized were Southern Company Gas, City of Carrollton Water and Sewer and Lions Den Construction.
On behalf of the federal and state initiative, 811 Day serves as a reminder to call 8-1-1 before digging, so underground utilities can be flagged. To further promote damage prevention in the local area, the event has been held the past two years on Aug. 11. For the first time, employees of Carroll EMC, SyncGlobal Telecom, Georgia Power, GreyStone Power Corporation and members of the West Georgia Utility Coordinating Committee (UCC) nominated utilities, municipalities and contractors who are seen following state dig laws and regulations for special honors. Awards were distributed Friday, Aug. 14. Those awarded included:
- Southern Company Gas, 811 Day Utility Owner Award
- City of Carrollton Water and Sewer, 811 Day Municipality Award
- Lions Den Construction, 811 Day Construction Contractor Award
“Whether our Members are completing at-home outdoor projects or our line crews and contractors are out in the field, we always recommend they contact Georgia 811 before placing any machinery into the ground,” said Terrence Cooley, Carroll EMC Utility Coordinator who serves as both Chairman of the West Georgia UCC and state co-director for the Georgia Utilities Coordinating Council. “A simple phone call can prevent an injury or a fatality, and we wanted to recognize the local companies who go out of their way to not only practice safe digging but promote it as well.”
SyncGlobal Telecom, headquartered in Bremen, GA, has served business-class customers in western and northwestern Georgia for the last 19 years as a facility-based CLEC and ISP. SyncGlobal operates an existing fiber network totaling approximately 400 route miles. Over this network, SyncGlobal delivers a commercial offering that includes high-speed internet, voice service, cloud PBX, Ethernet transport, colocation, and managed data services. SyncGlobal’s ability to leverage years of communications infrastructure and knowledge will greatly benefit future residential broadband subscribers.
Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk, Floyd and Troup counties. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com or follow Carroll EMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn. Carroll EMC: Community Built. Community Builder.