NGN is dedicated to not only providing the resources necessary for our communities’ growth but as a company, we are driven to share resources to help empower our community. By participating in local events, helping regional non-profits and sponsoring those who support our citizens, we hope to continue the education, growth, and outreach of rural America.
Habersham Freedom Run
Yearly NGN works as a presenting sponsor for the Habersham Freedom Run. This 5k and fun run supports the Habersham County Veterans Wall of Honor.
Eggs and Issues Legislative Breakfast
Providing discussion forms for our local businesses and citizens is a vital part of NGN’s core goals. One event that allows for discussion is the Eggs and Issue Legislative Breakfast. NGN was proud to sponsor the 2017 breakfast alongside the Dahlonega – Lumpkin Chamber of Commerce. This breakfast had presentations discussing issues such as broadband, transportation, K-12 education and local hospitals.
Empowering communities begins with a strong foundation. NGN is proud to support local non-profit organizations like Next Generation to facilitate our students. Next Generation provides individual and group mentoring services, life skill training and more to vulnerable youth in Dawson County.
Education Exchange: Virtual Field Trips
By providing a symmetrical upload and downloads to our education facilities, NGN can support virtual field trips. These trips allow students to participate in opportunities such as visits to the Center for Puppetry Arts and video conferencing with various institutions such as government facilities, global classrooms and more.
In order to close the digital divide, we understand the need for discussion about rural broadband problems and solutions. It is why we host and visit various conferences around the country to discuss creating dependable fiber networks and how EMCs can be vital to these solutions. Over the past year have sponsored conferences and hosted local leaders (see Eggs and Issues below) to continue the discussion of evolving rural broadband.