Compas Cable TV, Internet & Voice
Compas Cable TV, Internet & Voice Services is the City of Morganton's public cable system. Compas offers cable television, broadband Internet and digital home telephone services to Morganton residents at an extremely competitive price.
The Compas office is located in Morganton City Hall.
Responding to service issues and difficulties in the commercial cable service available, Morganton's City Council and Mayor Mel Cohen, fought for a city-owned system. Their goal was to provide quality service at a fair price.
Visit Compas' commercial web site at www.compascable.net to learn more about cable & high-speed Internet packages and rates.
Morganton has been in the cable television business since January of 1993 when it first began to serve customers. Morganton got into the business because the local cable television service provider, (in fact it was the world’s largest telecommunications company), refused to improve the cable television system in Morganton.
In 1992, after a long court battle that lasted more than four years, and the vote and affirmation of the citizens, Morganton borrowed $4 million and started building a modern, state-of-the-art cable television system.
The system provides service to about 5,100 customers in Morganton, a city of approximately 17,000 people. CoMPAS Cable TV offers service to every household and business. Everyone in the City of Morganton has available modern cable television service and high speed internet service.
In Morganton when a customer has a complaint, they call a local customer service representative and when there is an outage, local service technicians are dispatched within a matter of minutes for same day service.
Technology changed and in July of 2004, the communications system was rebuilt and improved to meet the demands of the citizens for more and better service. High-speed internet service was added as was better cable television service. The City borrowed about $7.2 million to upgrade the system.