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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

North State Announces New Fiber Internet Locations In Greensboro

October 7, 2015
North State announced today the availability of Fiber Internet in two multi-tenant buildings in downtown Greensboro. This is a step forward in North State’s plan to expand its fiber optic network throughout Greensboro and the Triad as it adds to the growing number of locations activated with Gigabit-speed Internet. The fiber-ready buildings are located at… read more

Area Code Overlay Approved For North Carolina Piedmont Area

September 16, 2015
To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the North Carolina Utilities Commission ordered a 743 Area Code Overlay for the area currently assigned to the 336 area code.   The new 743 area code will be “overlaid” over the same geographical area as the current 336 area code so that two area codes, 743… read more

North State Communications Acquires Stalwart

June 24, 2015
North State Communications, a leading fiber optic network, data center and cloud services provider, announces today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Stalwart, a leading IT security integrator. Paired with North State’s 2011 acquisition of DataChambers, Stalwart’s consulting and engineering prowess will help accelerate organizations’ security and operational… read more