August 17, 2008

SETTING UP HOUSE? ; Here’s Where to Get Started


AT&T, formerly BellSouth, is a large provider in the Piedmont Triad for local residential service, covering Greensboro, Winston- Salem and Burlington. (888) 757-6500,

North State Communications provides telephone service for High Point and neighboring towns. 886-3720,

Embarq, formerly Sprint, also offers service in several towns, largely in Rockingham County and rural Guilford County. (866) 304- 6820,

MebTel Communications provides service for the Mebane area. (919) 563-9111,

Lexcom Communications, based in Lexington, also provides service to the region. 249-9901, CABLE TV

Nearly all localities in the Piedmont Triad have Time Warner Cable. Below are customer service numbers for each area.

Archdale/Trinity/Randolph County: 434-3101

Asheboro/Randolph County: (866) 874-2389

Burlington/Mebane/Alamance County:584-1383

Davidson County: 249-3908; also served by Lexcom Communications: 249-9901, 731-8000

Greensboro/Guilford County: 379-0200

High Point/Jamestown/Guilford County: 886-4195

Rockingham County: 349-4881

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County: 785-3390 ELECTRIC SERVICE

North Carolina has two major investor-owned utilities providing power. Duke Energy and Progress Energy both serve parts of the Piedmont Triad.

Duke Energy, (800) 777-9898, Alamance Village, Archdale, Burlington, Denton, Eden, Elon, Graham, Gibsonville, Green Level, Greensboro, Haw River, Jamestown, Kernersville, Madison, Mayodan, Oak Ridge, Ossipee, Pleasant Garden, Ramseur, Randleman, Reidsville, Sedalia, Stokesdale, Stoneville, Summerfield, Swepsonville, Thomasville, Trinity, Wentworth, Whitsett, Winston-Salem

Progress Energy, (800) 452-2777, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Seagrove, Staley

City-run systems: High Point, 883-3100; Lexington, 248-3920

Electric co-ops: Several entities serve residents across the region. EnergyUnited, (800) 522-3793; Randolph Electric Membership Corp., 625-5177 Natural gas

The dominant provider for natural gas in the area is Piedmont Natural Gas, with service in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Asheboro, Reidsville and Burlington. (800) 752-7504,

PSNC Energy provides service for some communities in eastern Alamance and Caswell counties. (877) 776-2427,

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