Comporium, an independent telco that touts itself as a provider of a quintuple play bundle, is the latest service provider to jump into the 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) arena by providing its Zipstream service to Rock Hill, S.C., residential and business customers.
Leveraging ADTRAN's Total Access 5004 platform, the telco's move is part of a larger economic and urban strategy--known as Knowledge Park--it is conducting with Rock Hill, Winthrop University and other community partners. The ADTRAN platform will enable the service provider to deliver services over fiber or existing infrastructure.
Comporium said the goal of the Knowledge Park product is "to transform what it the city's historical center into a vibrant hub of entrepreneurial activity and 'knowledge economy' jobs."
The service provider is offering two packages: a residential service for $99 a month and a business grade service for $299 a month. Businesses will receive additional services such as service level agreements (SLAs) and more email storage space.
While the 1 Gbps service is going to provide area residents with high speed service that far surpasses its current offerings, Comporium said the 1 Gbps service will resonate with area businesses, particularly those that need high speed services such as website and software development and 3D printing services.
Rock Hill is the second area where Comporium is offering its Zipstream service. Its affiliate company Home Telecom announced it would begin offering the service to customers in MeadWestvaco's new Nexton community in Summerville in December.
Comporium is one of a growing handful of traditional telcos that has begun offering 1 Gbps FTTP services. TDS, for example, is giving its customers in Hollis, N.H., the option to upgrade from 300 Mbps to its new 1 Gbps service tier.
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