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NorthState is an innovative, forward-thinking communications and information technology company dedicated to meeting the needs of consumers and businesses in the Triad and beyond. Our mission is to keep you connected to the things that matter most.

Our parent company, Segra is one of the largest independent fiber bandwidth companies in the eastern U.S. It owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network of over 30,000 miles that connects more than 10,000 locations and six data centers throughout nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states.

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Leadership Team

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    Diego B. Anderson

    Senior Vice President and General Manager

    Diego Anderson serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Lumos Networks and NorthState business units, both divisions of Segra. Originally from South Carolina, Diego earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from South Carolina State, a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Masters in the Management of Information Technology from University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. He has more than 25 years of telecom experience in various business management and executive leadership roles.

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    Kristina H. Stone

    Vice President of Care and Service Delivery

    Kristy Stone is Vice President of Care and Service Delivery and leads the teams responsible for customer service and technical support, as well as service delivery for Lumos Networks and NorthState. Originally from North Carolina, Kristy holds B.A. in Accounting and Economics, and a MBA Eq. from Gardner Webb College and ATT University. Kristy has 30 years of telecom experience and various craft and management roles in more than 22 states. She is certified by Satmetrix in Net Promoter Score and is a Six Sigma green belt.

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    David L. Smith

    Vice President of Technical Operations and Planning

    David Smith is Vice President of Technical Operations and Planning for Lumos Networks and NorthState. He leads network and field operations, engineering, outside plant, and project management teams. Originally from Covington, VA, David holds a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Bridgewater College, and a MBA from Averett University. He has more than 12 years of experience in Information Technology and Telecommunications and has held a variety of business management leadership roles.

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    Rob W. Cale

    Senior Director of Marketing

    Rob Cale is Senior Director of Marketing for Lumos Networks and NorthState, leading the marketing communications and customer experience teams. He is originally from Waynesboro, VA, and holds a B.S. in Business Marketing from Radford University. Rob’s 30+ years of business experience has included leadership roles within marketing, product management, and branding.

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    Jack M. Smith

    Director of Product Development

    Jack Smith is Director of Product Development and leads product lifecycle management and market analytics teams for Lumos Networks and NorthState. Jack is originally from Columbia, SC and holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.B.A in Marketing from Wake Forest University. He has 25+ years of leadership experience in product management and marketing.

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    Heidi K. Padgett

    Director of Sales

    Heidi Padgett is Director of Sales, Community Services, and leads the organization in supporting new sales opportunities across residential and business segments throughout the Lumos Networks and NorthState service areas. Heidi is originally from Bedford, VA, and has more than 20 years of telecom industry experience in various customer support and sales leadership roles.

Our History

NorthState was initially established as High Point Telephone Exchange by local businessmen in 1895. In 1899, J.F. Hayden, an inventor and visionary who had earlier pioneered the first telephone system in neighboring Thomasville, purchased the High Point company and rapidly began expanding both systems.

In 1905, Hayden incorporated the High Point-based company and changed the name to North State Telephone Company. In 1919, Hayden purchased High Point’s competing Southern Bell system, which had been operating since 1907. In 1920, NorthState earned broad recognition when it became the first telephone company in the state to install the automatic-dial system.

In 1929, the company purchased the Randleman telephone system. The company continued its pattern of innovation and growth when the Thomasville company was merged into NorthState in 1935.

In 2020, NorthState was acquired by Segra. It continues to build upon a full range of fiber-based personal, home and small business products and services, including broadband Internet, voice services, digital television services, and more. NorthState, a Segra company, serves a broad area of the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina, including the communities of High Point, Thomasville, Archdale, Randleman, Jamestown, Trinity, Greensboro and Kernersville.

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Recent Press Releases

THE NORTHSTATE TECH LAB SUMMER SESSION KICKS OFF JULY 8

July 8, 2020
Greensboro, NC (JULY 6, 2020)—NorthState and HQ Greensboro are excited to announce that the summer 2020 NorthState Tech Lab will begin on July 8.  NorthState Tech Lab is a six-week series of weekly programs that provides business, financial modeling, technical and marketing skills at no cost to emerging entrepreneurs in the Piedmont Triad. This session… read more

Segra Acquires NorthState

May 19, 2020
Customers Benefit from Expanded Fiber Footprint, Enhanced Products and Services Charlotte, NC – May 19, 2020 – Segra, one of the largest fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S., today announced it has acquired NorthState, a provider of high-speed bandwidth services in the fast-growing Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The acquisition expands Segra’s fiber… read more

NorthState to Assist Customers Impacted by COVID-19

March 19, 2020
High Point, NC (March 19, 2020)—NorthState has joined other communications carriers across America to assist those adversely impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) by maintaining connectivity and waiving late fees.  The move is part of the FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s call for a “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” to ensure connectivity for as many Americans as possible. Under… read more

NorthState Enters into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Segra

December 9, 2019
Segra to pay $80.00 per share in all-cash transaction Merger will enhance Segra’s growing fiber footprint in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. High Point, NC and Charlotte, NC – December 9, 2019 – North State Telecommunications Corporation (“NorthState” or the “Company”), a fiber optic network, cloud and IT services and cybersecurity provider, today announced a definitive agreement… read more

Auditor Issues NorthState Technology Solutions Service & Organization Controls Report (SOC 2 Type II)

July 17, 2018
Charlotte-based Parsons CPA, PLLC has submitted its independent auditor’s Service and Organization Controls Report (SOC 2 Type II) of NorthState Technology Solutions, LLC and concluded that the company is in full compliance.  The recently completed audit is for the period covering January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. The SOC 2 Type II Report included… read more