Located in North Bryan County, Georgia, Pembroke Advanced Communications has served the region for more than 100 years. Begun shortly after the incorporation of Pembroke, Georgia in 1905, Pembroke Telephone passed through several private owners until 1946 when it was purchased by Paul and Ivey Beardslee. Just having returned home following World War II, the Beardslees saw the potential in the home town company run from the second floor of a small downtown building.
Since then, the Beardslee family has overseen the growth of the 212 line phone company with a manual switchboard to a full service communications provider with a fiber optic FTTH network reaching 100 percent of its service area. Now marketed as Pembroke Advanced Communications, or PAC, it provides digital high definition television, high speed Internet access, cellular and landline telephone services and supplies communications and digital transport services for area businesses.
Jeanne Beardslee McCormick and Mary Anna Beardslee Hite continue guiding PAC into the future. As the only locally-owned and operated advanced communications company in the area, PAC proudly supports its local community by advocating employee volunteerism and providing financial support to many local causes. PAC employs 40 people, with nearly all of them living in the North Bryan County area.