Home Telecom Lights First Gigabit Connection in Nexton

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Every business, school, medical facility, commercial enterprise and resident in Nexton will be served with a fiber optic connection capable of delivering gigabit speeds.

Nexton is South Carolina's first gigabit community

SC's first gigabit community

Every business, school, medical facility, commercial enterprise and resident in Nexton will be served with a fiber optic connection capable of delivering gigabit speeds.

Home Telecom continues to maintain its position as the area’s fastest, most technologically advanced telecommunications provider in the Tri-County area by successfully turning up the first gigabit connection in Nexton.

In partnership with Home Telecom, MWV leadership announced late last year that Nexton would be the first Gigabit community in the state. Nexton’s gigabit service is called GigaFi, and it’s fitting the first GigaFi connection will be used by MWV (MeadWestvaco Corporation).

“MWV’s Community Development and Land Management moved into our first building at Nexton, a LEED Gold certified Class A office building at the community’s gateway, just six weeks ago,” commented Kenneth T. Seeger, president, MWV Community Development and Land Management. “We’re the first business in the first gigabit community in the state to be connected to this high speed all fiber network. We’re impressed with the service and the excitement it has created in the community – particularly with those individuals and businesses that need fast, reliable, affordable service,” said Seeger, president of MWV Community Development and Land Management.

William S. Helmly, Home Telecom President and COO added, “Internet providers frequently boast about their fiber optic networks. But what they don’t tell you is that while those fiber networks may be in your neighborhood, their connections to your business or home are much slower because they are non-fiber. And, since a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, you end up not getting the benefit of fiber-optic speed. We provide the widest bandwidth, highest speed Internet through a fiber-optic connection that will run directly into every home and business in Nexton.”

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 100 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.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to power GigaFi in Nexton and to have our partner, MWV, as our first GigaFi customer,” said Helmly.

About Home Telecom Home Telecom is an independent telecommunications company based in Moncks Corner, South Carolina since 1904. Employing 160 local telecom professionals and utilizing multiple technologies, most notably fiber-to-the-premises, enables Home Telecom to provide telephone, Internet, video, wireless and security services to residents and businesses located in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties of South Carolina. Of the company’s 21,000 customers, 50%, and growing, are served by fiber directly to their homes and businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.HomeSC.com.

About Nexton
Nexton is new thinking in community design, coming to life at I-26 and Highway 17A in Summerville, South Carolina, at the heart of metro Charleston’s most vibrant growth. It’s a fresh response to what people and businesses need today to be creative and successful. It’s a place where innovation is fueled by South Carolina’s first community-wide, gigabit broadband service. Where a commitment to education and healthy living will offer long-term benefits to all. And where even the smallest details are intended to make everyday life simpler and more fulfilling. Read more at NextonSC.com.

About MWV
MeadWestvaco Corporation is a global packaging company providing innovative solutions to the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, tobacco, and agricultural industries. The company also produces specialty chemicals for the automotive, energy, and infrastructure industries and maximizes the value of its land holdings through forestry operations, property development and land sales. MWV’s network of 125 facilities and 16,000 employees spans North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The company has been recognized for financial performance and environmental stewardship with a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index every year since 2004. Learn more at mwv.com.

Gina T Shuler
(843) 761-9178

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