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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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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

Free Showing Of The Polar Express To Support Gifts For Kids

November 18, 2016
The 28th year of FOX8 Gifts for Kids, a holiday campaign that collects gifts for The Salvation Armies of the Piedmont Triad, is underway.  As part of this year’s Gifts for Kids campaign, North State is sponsoring a screening of the holiday classic film The Polar Express at the Carolina Theatre, located at 310 South Greene Street in… read more

Tri-Gig Regional Collaborative Selects North State To Evaluate Broadband Infrastructure Plan

November 15, 2016
North State has been selected by the City of Greensboro, along with the cities of Burlington and High Point, Guilford County, UNC Greensboro, NC A&T State University and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) as its preferred vendor to initiate discussions regarding regional high-speed broadband efforts. This collaboration, known as Tri-Gig, is to encourage the development… read more

North State Announces New Fiber Equipped Building In Downtown Greensboro

June 22, 2016
North State announced today the availability of Fiber Internet at 101 S. Elm Street in Greensboro. This five-story office building is located at the corner of South Elm Street and East Market Street. It offers a full-service health club, a print shop and customizable office suites—all now with Fiber Internet. Upgrading to North State’s Fiber Internet… read more

Mandatory 10-digit Local Dialing Is Here

March 21, 2016
For Callers in the North Carolina 336 Area Code Starting April 23, 2016, all local calls made within the North Carolina 336 area code must be placed using the 10 digit telephone number (area code plus the 7-digit local telephone number), whether using home telephone service or cellular service. To ensure a continuing supply of telephone… read more

North State Stays Committed To The United Way Of Greater High Point With Another Record Setting Year

November 5, 2015
North State, a fiber-based Internet and cloud service provider, recently pledged $107,000 to the United Way of Greater High Point (“UWGHP”). North State has been a long-time supporter of the UWGHP with lifetime pledges of more than $1.2 million. “This year’s campaign was one of our best in recent memory,” said Royster Tucker III, Chief Executive Officer… read more