I hope many of you have read the article in this week’s issue of the Link detailing how Sandhill is working to build a better network for our Members.  For the past six months, I have shared these plans with you and will continue to keep you updated.  Sandhill has completed a lot of behind the scenes work to prepare our network for the future and I’m proud to announce that we are now installing Fiber to the Home (FTTH) for our Members in the town limits of Chesterfield.  For many of you, the only thing you may know about fiber is that it is faster than the old telephone lines.  Fiber is not only faster, it also offers more reliability since it is less likely to get damaged by lightning.

While our technicians are diligently working to install FTTH to our Members, it will take some time to reach every home in our area.  As your Cooperative, we will continue to strive to be conservative and mindful of all of our Members.  At the same time, we will strive to provide everyone with the best services we can and make sure that residences and businesses in our area have access to the same services they would in larger communities.

In January,  I had the pleasure of speaking with the Bethune Lions Club and was able to share with them more detailed information about the Cooperative’s plans and projects .  I look forward to being able to speak in other communities as opportunities arise.  As always, please feel free to email me at with any questions about what your cooperative is doing for our community.  I would like to thank all Sandhill employees and board members who have worked hard to make our communities a great place to live.


Lee Chambers
CEO / General Manager