Marlboro County Utilities
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The City of Bennettsville owns and operates its electric, water, wastewater, and natural gas systems. These utility systems are used to provide service primarily within the corporate limits and outside the corporate limits in certain contiguous areas as determined by applicable service territorial agreements. Also, the city provides water, wastewater, and natural gas service to the Marlboro County Industrial Park and excess capacity is available in all systems for both new residential growth and industrial customers.
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Marlboro County is also served by Duke Progress Energy, an investor-owned electric utility providing service in South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida. Duke Progress Energy has the experience and capabilities to provide power for even the most sophisticated electric requirements. Duke Progress Energy currently serves more than 1.2 million customers in the Carolinas within 30,000 square miles, including over 5,000 industrial accounts.
Exede Internet provides fast Internet service via satellite for the Marlboro County area. It’s a great option for people who live outside the zone of high-speed cable, fiber or DSL. They offer faster browsing, video streaming, sharing photos, video chat, and powerful email tools. The FCC's 2013 report ranked Exede Satellite Internet as No. 1 for delivering on advertised speeds or better. They have local dealers in the area that are ready to come to your home and deliver the best satellite internet service that is available.
Hughes has 40 years of experience and $1 billion invested in satellite communications innovation. We currently operate North America's largest consumer satellite Internet network with our HughesNet services, and we have a proven track record of serving more Americans, in more places, over a longer period of time, than any other satellite Internet provider. For more information call 1-866-842-2495
Marlboro Electric Cooperative (MEC) is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving Marlboro and Dillon counties for over 70 years. MEC provides low-cost, reliable electricity to its residential, commercial and industrial members, at the lowest cost consistent with sound economy and good management. Whether it's expanding or relocating, MEC's team provides viable resources to customize the power needs of a company at the best competitive rate to enhance growth and job creation for the enrichment of the community and the company. Based on the cost-of-service concept, a special rate classification is available to Marlboro from its wholesale power supplier for its largest power customers. As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, MEC provides high quality standards of products, programs, services and advanced technology for future growth through innovation, accountability, community commitment and integrity.
Marlboro Water Company
Marlboro Water Company is the largest water supplier to rural areas in Marlboro County. The membership of the South Carolina Rural Water Association selected Marlboro Water Company the Water Company of the Year in 2003. Since January 2001, Marlboro Water Company has increased its customer base from 1287 to 2400. Marlboro Water Company also serves many of the county's industrial neighbors, including Domtar Fine Paper Mill, Flakeboard MDF Plant, Flakeboard Particle Board Plant, Domtar Will Copy Plant and Mohawk-Oak River Mills three plants.
MetroCast Communications is the leading provider of Digital Cable, High Speed Internet and Digital Phone service in Bennettsville, SC. MetroCast is committed to providing the latest in advanced services such as HD television programming, Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) with Parental Control features, and whole-house wireless networking. Providing great customer service is a MetroCast priority, and our professional Customer Service and Technical Support Representatives are available to answer your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, each and every day. For more information about MetroCast, please call our toll free number 1-843-479-4063 or visit our website.
If you are a business owner, MetroCast also offers reliable, high-speed Internet, Phone and TV services specifically designed for businesses. MetroCast Business Internet offers impressive Internet speeds up to 10 Mbps. And MetroCast Business Unlimited Phone provides unlimited local and long distance calling to the U.S. and Canada with 19 Free calling features such as voicemail, call waiting, call transfer, 3-way calling, hunting and more. In addition with MetroCast Business Services, you will receive reliable service from an attentive, local account team and knowledgeable 24/7 technical support. Call 1-800-952-1312 or visit www.MetroCastBusiness.com for details.
SCANA's principal subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) is the natural gas provider for Marlboro County. SCE&G is engaged in the purchase, sale, and transportation of natural gas at retail to approximately 323,000 customers in a service area covering more than 22,000 square miles in central and southern South Carolina.
Phone.Vonage.com offers Voice over Internet Protocol for Marlboro County residents. VoIP serves as an affordable and convenient form communication option for on-the-go business owners, college students travelling abroad, and Marlboro residents as a home phone option. Residents may use this service to make affordable international calls or as a cell phone option. For more information please call 1-877-728-9597
Wallace Water Company
Wallace Water Company is a member-owned, not-for-profit water cooperative serving the Wallace and surrounding areas in Marlboro County for over forty years. Beginning with a small membership of less than 200, Wallace Water has grown to over 1100 members. Providing pure, safe drinking water has been and still is paramount in the thinking and direction of this long time, home-grown Marlboro County company. Working in an environment of continuous rising costs, Wallace Water has maintained one of the most economical water rates of any utility in the State and is second to none in the service and concern for its members.