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Want Google Fiber? Why Wait? Shelby Company Says It Has Wired The State

WFAE - March 14, 2014

Google is still considering if it will bringing its ultra-high-speed internet to cities like Charlotte. But if you don’t want to wait, you may not have to. This week, a small North Carolina Company announced it has already built a similar fiber optic network across the entire state. The company is called RST Fiber and we take a look at what they offer and one of the men behind it.

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...

RST Global Builds Fiber Network to Include Most of Rural N.C

Charlotte Business Journal (Online) - July 30, 2013

RST Global Communications of Shelby wants to light up rural North Carolina in a different way — by bringing fiber-to-the-business capabilities. Through some acquisitions of existing fiber-optic networks in the state, RST executives also believe they can help businesses that need fiber connections expand in less populated regions.

NC Firm Nears Launch of First Statewide High-Speed Commercial Internet Access Network

WRALTechWire.com - July 29, 2013

Research Triangle Park, N.C. — A high-speed Internet network built on a skeleton of buried fiber-optic cable that will be open to commercial traffic from Manteo to Murphy is in the process of being launched across North Carolina. Once complete, it will be the first statewide network built with fiber. Other Internet Service Provider have offered connectivity...

RST Global Communications Announces Aggressive Expansion of High-Speed Services Across North Carolina

BusinessWire.com - July 24, 2013

Despite North Carolina’s reputation as a center of research and higher learning, many businesses and residents struggle with limited or non-existent Internet access. As RST Global Communications, LLC (RST) expands its service footprint statewide, those technology issues could soon be a thing of the past.

Major NC Fiber System Goes Totally Underground

Underground Construction (Online) - 12, 2012

RST Global Communications, LLC (RST), based in Shelby, N.C., has completed the first phase of its Real Fiber Network, an underground, 100 percent fiber-optic network that includes backbone, middle and last-mile installation. Unique to the industry, RST’s “core-out” network is comparable to Google Fiber in Kansas City but takes it one step further.

How Textiles and Natural Gas are Fueling Broadband Innovation

SmartPlanet.com - November 7, 2012

Infrastructure provides an underlying foundation for connectivity, whether you’re talking about electricity, water, highways, or communications. So it follows that lessons learned and resources used in one area of infrastructure development should be applicable in others. RST Global Communications a small, independent telecommunications company, is putting that idea into practice.

How RST Global is Building an Underground Fiber Network at Half the Cost

GigaOm - October 26, 2012

Fiber-to-the-home has come to Shelby, North Carolina, in the form of a new network from RST Global Communications. The network already passes 20,000 homes and was built underground for half of what a traditional underground fiber network would cost, according to the founder of RST.

RST Global Plans Carolinas Fiber Network

Charlotte Business Journal (online) - October 02, 2012

RST Global Communications of Shelby is building a fiber-to-the-home system that is entirely financed by private money. The goal is to bring super-fast Internet service to homes, universities and businesses from Greensboro to Clemson, S.C., says Dan Limerick, president of RST.

RST Global Communications LLC Brings World Class Fiber-Optic Technology to Enterprise, Businesses and Homes in N.C.

September 21, 2012

Real Fiber Network Delivers Super High-Speed Connectivity via FTTP (Fiber To The Premises) Next Phase to Serve I-85 Corridor in N.C. and S.C. Businesses and consumers in North Carolina can now connect to the Internet and receive broadband services with speeds up to 10-gigabits per second, more than 100 times faster than the average service offered by competing companies.