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Summerville development to have community-wide fiber optics

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A new development near Summerville will have community-wide fiber optic Internet connections.

MeadWestvaco said Wednesday that its 4,500-acre community called Nexton will have what is called Gigabit Internet.

Working with Home Telecom, the community will have fiber optic connections in each house, school and business. Gigabit technology offers wider bandwidth and speeds that are as much as 100 times faster than broadband.

The service is also symmetrical, meaning upload and down load speeds are the same. Usually, uploading information to the Internet in the state is only about one-fifth as fast as downloading.

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