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Duke Energy and the Wake Electric Membership Corporation provide electricity in Wake County.  With the majority of the county being served by Duke Energy.


AT&T, Century LinkTime Warner Cable and Verizon are the primary providers of advanced telecommunications service to residents and businesses in Wake County. Mobile networks in Raleigh were among the first in the nation to offer 4G and 4G LTE service.

Natural Gas

Natural Gas is provided by PSNC Energy.

Cable and Satellite Services

The incumbent local exchange carriers in Wake County are AT&T, Century Link, CableTV, Exede and Time Warner Cable.

Water and Sewer

The two largest providers of water and sewer service in Wake County are the City of Raleigh and Western Wake Partners.

City of Raleigh Public Utilities
Western Wake Partners


Other Utility Providers

Solar Panels: SunPower