About Us


Access/On Interexchange Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Access/On Multimedia, Inc., was formed in 1994 to provide advanced communication services to the smaller cities and towns in rural North Carolina. Originally, thirteen local exchange carriers joined forces to build a 1200-mile fiber network. Today, through consolidation and acquisition, Access/On is owned by 6 local exchange carriers.




Management Team


Steve Ledford, CEO

Mr. Ledford is responsible for the day-to-day operational affairs of the corporation. He has over 20 years of experience in the wired and wireless networking industry. Prior to joining Access/On, he worked for a number of technology companies including IBM, LVL7 Systems, and Broadcom. Mr. Ledford holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.


Kim Shepherd, President

Kim Shepherd serves as the President of Access/On. She is the CEO of SkyLine Membership Corporation and President and CEO of SkyBest Communications. Ms. Shepherd has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Appalachian State University and an MBA from Gardner Web University. She has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.



Board of Directors


Keith Holden, ATMC

Kim Garner, Randolph Communications

Kim Shepherd, SkyLine Membership Corporation

Jeff Nethercutt, Star Communications

Richie Parker, Surry Communications

Mitzie Brannon, Yadtel Telecom




Press Release


Access/On Names Steve Ledford as Chief Executive Officer





Contact Us

Phone:      919.244.8407

Email:       admin@access-on.com

Access/On Interexchange Services, Inc. is a wholesale provider of advanced fiber based communication services to the smaller cities and towns of central North Carolina.  We provide a full range of Ethernet and traditional TDM transport services, specializing in wireless backhaul and internet access.  Our protected DWDM optical transport network extends throughout our entire service area.  Through affiliates we provide connectivity throughout the southeast US.

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PO Box 385 Dobson, NC 27017