Connecting our community with the latest and greatest technology
Blue Ridge provides reliable and affordable high-speed internet, cable television, and phone services to homes and businesses throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Whether you’re looking for a shockingly fast gigabit internet connection, HD content delivered through the latest TiVo, or feature-rich digital phone service, we’ve got you covered. We work hard every day to connect our customers to the people, places, and things that matter the most in their lives.
Innovating since 1950
Although our name may have changed through the years, Blue Ridge has been at the forefront of communication technology since its founding during the early days of commercial television.
Claude E. Reinhard and other investors found the Palmerton TV Signal Corporation with the intention of making the TV reception clearer in the Palmerton area by using coaxial cable and an antenna situated on top of BlueMountain.
Palmerton TV Signal Corporation buys Palmerton Telephone Company from PP&L. In 1956, the company buys the Blue Ridge Telephone Company and improves local telephone service by making investments in new technology.
The company enters the publishing industry with Cablegrams, a guide for Blue Ridge Cable subscribers. Over time, the company acquires several newspapers, and today, the newspaper is known as The Times News.
Blue Ridge’s parent company adopts its present name, Pennsylvania ENtertainment COmmunications and Recreations, or Pencor Services, Inc.
Pencor names its cable TV division Blue Ridge Cable Television, Inc.
Blue Ridge content offerings continue to expand with TBS, MTV, USA, ESPN, and other channels. In 1988, Blue Ridge develops TV-13 to focus on local news and sports.
ProLog is founded. This high-speed internet service is provided by PenTeleData, a limited partnership with Blue Ridge Communications and other regional cable companies.
Pencor Wireless retail locations begin selling cable, internet, and cellular services.
Blue Ridge Cable Technologies changes its name to Blue Ridge Communications. Today, Blue Ridge serves over 170,000 homes.
Investing in the future
Blue Ridge is committed to providing innovative, best-in-class services through strategic investments in forward-thinking technology and partnerships with industry leaders such as TiVo and eero. As we improve and expand our product offerings and our infrastructure, we continue our efforts to ensure that customers who live in more rural areas can still access and enjoy the best of Blue Ridge.
We also believe in being active partners with the communities we serve. Our team takes pride in supporting a variety of local charities and organizations, including the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Dream Come True, Easter Seals, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, and Operation Christmas Child.