HOW TO GET FIBER ON YOUR STREET
Picture this – Mind-blowing download speeds matched with split-second upload speeds. Enhanced HD Video, inviting all of the action into your home. Crystal Clear HD Voice services with the ability to securely connect to remote locations seamlessly. Home Automation allowing you to manage your home remotely or cloud services to securely store your private business data. It’s the world- your world... all at your fingertips.
Collaborating with city officials to determine the easiest, quickest, and most cost-effective way to construct fiber onto and throughout the Peninsula. Infrastructure such as roads, poles, and permitting have to be studied to begin designing and constructing a fiber network. You also play an important role in the research step. We need to know which streets have the most interest in order to develop a plan.
Once all research is complete, the design step begins. Compiled data will help us map where to begin and what existing infrastructure may be used so we can get fiber to you as quickly as possible.
Existing fiber as well as brand new state-of-the-art fiber will be placed and connected. You’ll see our crews in the area working diligently to get fiber to your homes and businesses. We are committed to respect all of the historical elements located within the Charleston Peninsula.
We will group the project by streets. The streets with the most interest will be designed to receive gigabit fiber first. This step is very important to the success of this project. There is no cost and no commitment to simply tell us you’re interested in 40x faster internet. Once you tell us you’re interested, we’ll send you more details on the services that will be available to you once construction is complete.
Once your street is ready to be connected to the 100% future-proof fiber network, we’ll contact you to find out if you are still interested and to take your order. A professional installation by one of our local technicians will soon follow to bring the fiber directly into your home or business.
Spread the word! The more interest we receive from particular areas of the Peninsula will determine where we focus our construction efforts first. Encourage others on your street to sign up also to ensure your street is one of the first to be able to enjoy fiber services and gigabit speeds.
GigUP Charleston is designed to improve business and residential internet speeds by 40 times current standards. Home Telecom plans to use and connect existing fiber network to drive economic development along Charleston’s fastest growing high-tech business corridor.
GigUP Charleston is not the service provider. GigUP Charleston represents the collaborative effort to launch the gigabit conversation and generate feedback from residents and businesses on the peninsula while working to expand and connect existing fiber networks onto and throughout the Charleston Peninsula.
Employing over 200 local telecom professionals and delivering multiple technologies, most notably Fiber-To-The-Premises directly to homes and businesses since 2004, Home Telecom provides telephone, internet, video, security and home automation services in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties of South Carolina. Today, Home Telecom provides Velocity Fiber services, and offers gigabit internet to over 29,000 addresses. To learn more, visit www.HomeSC.com.
There are three distinct advantages of gigabit internet service. First, its broader bandwidth accommodates the ever-increasing amount of data that travels over the internet. Second, it is faster – as much as 40 times faster – than average internet services today. And finally, it is symmetrical which enables users to send information at the same speed at which they receive it. Below are some interesting points about gigabit internet speed:
- Download a 30-minute video in 4 seconds rather than almost 7 minutes.
- Download a 1 Gbps video game in 8 seconds rather than waiting 13 minutes.
- Businesses can backup 10 Gbps worth of data to the Cloud in 1 ½ minutes instead of 2 ½ hours.
- Download data as fast as your computer can save to its hard drive.
- Transfer data to and from the internet faster than you send data to a USB thumb drive.
- Improved and faster online experience for multiple users and devices connected to the same network.
- Lag-free online gaming.
- Stream multiple videos on multiple devices at the same time.
- Stream, without buffering, at least five high-definition (1080p) videos at the same time, while surfing the web and sending email.
- Improve businesses communications and efficiency.
Signing up is part of our research and a very important step to gauge interest. We’re developing our plans around the areas showing the most interest. Once fiber is in an area and ready to be installed into homes and businesses, you will be contacted.