|[October 03, 2012]
RST Global Communications LLC Brings World Class Fiber-Optic Technology to Enterprise, Businesses and Homes in N.C.
SHELBY, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
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. This translates into huge time savings and
increased productivity whether downloading an MRI, a (3D) movie, or
making an international financial trade.
"There's simply an insatiable appetite from all types of businesses,
content suppliers and consumers for increased high speed and bandwidth
capacity," stated Dan Limerick, RST's CEO. "The evolution to all fiber
networks is the perfect platform for content and digital transmission
going forward. Moreover, ever evolving cloud computing requires
superhighway transport pathways from the source to the consumer which is
only possible on this type of network."
One Step Ahead of Google (News - Alert) Fiber in Kansas City
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. Unlike the Google infrastructure, RST's Real
Fiber Network is installed entirely underground at an average depth of
10 feet ensuring maximum security, reliability and weather protection.
The network currently serves North Carolina's growing Piedmont region
including Charlotte, west Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cleveland, and Rutherford
The Real Fiber Network provides unprecedented broadband connectivity to
also serve the booming data center growth taking place in the Piedmont
region, including global technology leaders like AT&T (News - Alert), Wipro, Google,
Apple, Facebook, The Walt Disney Company and others. With speed and
reliability second to none, RST's world class network positions the
regin as a prime destination for economic development, education and
ongoing technology opportunities.
"This technology is critical to our business and an extensive evaluation
was performed before selecting RST for the primary fiber path to our new
King's Mountain data center," said Robert W. Pollock, vice president of
Infocrossing (News - Alert). "After one year, I can say RST is a true business partner
and we've had zero problems. The company is extremely responsive,
technically knowledgeable and provides a high degree of added value."
A sample of current RST clients include Infocrossing, a division of
Wipro (News - Alert), and a world leader in data center development, as well as Gardner
Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. and Cleveland Community College
in Shelby, N.C. Additional users are pending announcement.
RST's next phase to expand its footprint has begun and will offer FTTP
services to thousands of homes and businesses served by RST's existing
routes. Future expansion includes all-fiber installations throughout the
I-85 corridor of N.C. and S.C., which encompasses more than three
million potential customers. The company is also exploring partnering to
launch an LTE (News - Alert) wireless service during 2013.
Founder's Invigorating Hometown Community
RST was founded and privately funded by entrepreneurs and industry pros
Dan Limerick, Doug Brown and Randy Revels; all are natives of Shelby and
Cleveland County, N.C. and have a personal interest in bringing
state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure to a region still feeling the
textile industry's departure.
Doug Brown, chairman of the board and a 30-year cable and satellite
industry veteran, said, "We believe the communities that have this
technology will prosper in the future and the ones that don't will not
be able to compete. We wanted to do something for our community to help
spur economic growth."
Real Fiber Network design combines years of industry experience and
Randy Revels, CTO, stated, "Working in the industry for over 25 years
gave me tremendous insight on the problems encountered as systems were
developed. While the major cable and telecommunications companies are
continuously upgrading their infrastructure, their claim of fiber-optic
capabilities is misleading. Often the "middle" or "last mile" segments
are dramatically slower speed copper or coaxial cable; it's not
end-to-end. The cost to update these outdated legacy systems is
astronomical. RST's advantage is that we are not burdened with an
outdated infrastructure and can deliver an all fiber network that's 100
percent underground, which means maintenance requirements and outages
are significantly reduced."
About RST Global Communications
Based in Shelby, North Carolina, RST Global Communications, LLC (RST), www.rstfiber.com,
is a member-owned company formed in 2009 to construct and manage
state-of-the-art all fiber-optic networks in communities within the I-85
corridor in the southeast U.S. In addition to typical services (TV,
Internet and phone), plans include home and business surveillance high
definition cameras and security, on-demand movie services and numerous à
la carte offerings. The all fiber-optic network will also provide the
foundation for Smart Grid technology, telemedicine, online education and
other emerging applications. RST believes that fiber connected
communities are America's future. Dedicated to quality, high performance
and lower cost through Reliable Scalable Technologies, RST has made the
commitment to provide its enterprise, business and residential customers
a better choice.
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