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Forget Gig Cities. RST About to Turn NC Into a Gig State

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Three entrepreneurial friends quietly started RST and began laying the foundation for a super fiber network that can deliver a gig to both rural and urban communities throughout N. Carolina. They announced it yesterday. BOOM! Competition in this state just got real.

Co-founder Dan Limerick joins us to describe their epic journey from vision to execution, and how they caught the giant incumbents napping with the company’s plan to deliver a 1-gig wireless last-mile service that gives them extra deployment agility and quickness. This week culminates a two-year under-the-radar campaign to acquire un-used fiber until they had 3100 miles, enough to cover the entire state with a 100-gig network infrastructure.

RST also discusses their competitive advantages. Google, after all, has a couple of N. Carolina cities on its short list of next cities they will offer Google Fiber. Besides triple play services of TV, Internet and phone, RST serve both residential and business subscribers with an array of specialized services such as surveillance, à la carte video, smart grid technology, telemedicine and online education.