Monthly Archives: March 2014

Asheville gets faster broadband service
Asheville Citizen-Times - March 13, 2014
After four years of laying fiber-optic lines underground, RST Fiber switched on its broadband pipeline from Murphy to Manteo on Tuesday, making North Carolina the first “gigabit” state. With the 3,100-mile 100-gigabit pipeline looping beneath downtown Asheville, area residents and businesses could be among the first in the state to upload and download...
Super-speed Internet Network Launches
WLOS – March 12, 2014
For anyone who uses the Internet or watches television, Asheville may soon be about 1,000 times faster - and some say better. Local company RST Fiber Optic launched a statewide underground fiberoptic network that is capable of offering 100 gigabit speed to users. The ramped of broadband makes North Carolina the first in the country to take gigabit speed statewide. RST hopes high...
Fiber company’s network activation latest in line of county tech developments
The Shelby Star – March 12, 2014
By Matthew Tessnear SHELBY – Life in Cleveland County is speeding up. How fast? That remains to be seen, but the county has been home to numerous high-connectivity technology projects in recent years, including some that have already brought several hundred jobs and more than $1 billion to the economy. And county leaders say an emphasis on technology could lead to more economic...