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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...
Why wait for Google? Gigabit Internet coming to Raleigh soon
WRALTechWire.com - March 12, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh and parts of the Triangle won't have to wait for Google Fiber in order to receive ultra-fast Internet service as well as an alternative to cable and phone company-delivered TV services. RST Fiber, a company based in Shelby N.C., plans to offer Internet service to homes at gigabit speeds as well as ala carte TV services and...
Shelby firm’s statewide fiber network makes NC a ‘gigabit state’
WRALTechWire.com - March 12, 2014
Shelby, N.C. — RST Fiber on Tuesday activated a North Carolina-wide fiber optic network covering some 3,100 miles, thus making North Carolina a "gigabit state." Gigabit refers to the high-speed access the network can provide and is a term often used to refer to Google Fiber's broadband efforts. Offering up to 100-gigabit per second Internet access, the North Carolina company says it...