First Resident of The Parks in Nexton is Also the First Lowcountry Resident to Receive Gigabit Internet



Access to GigaFi™, the fastest Internet connection in the Charleston region powered by Home Telecom’s fiber network, is the reason a 34-year veteran of the company chose Nexton for his home

February 5, 2015 – SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- Patrick Archibald, Information Services Manager for Home Telecom, received the green light to move into his brand new apartment at The Parks at Nexton today. The Parks is in the heart of Nexton, a technologically advanced community in Summerville, S.C.

“I’m excited to be the first resident in the Parks at Nexton and thrilled to be the first Lowcountry gigabit customer,” he laughs. “Carolina Ale House is right around the corner and I’ll have extremely fast Internet uploads and downloads for when I work from there or from home.”

Archibald is very familiar with Nexton. Not only is he becoming the first resident to move into The Parks, his employer, Home Telecom, was chosen as Nexton’s technology partner to provide GigaFi™. Together, Nexton and Home Telecom created South Carolina’s first gigabit community, where every business, school and home can access the Internet at speeds of one gigabit per second. GigaFi is more than just speed; it’s the Nexton technology experience powered by Home Telecom’s 100% fiber network that is going into every business and home in Nexton.

Another advantage to living at The Parks in Nexton is its close proximity to work, which saves Archibald 25 minutes on his commute. “I wanted to live in a place where I can ride my bike as much as possible. Not only on the nature trails, but when I shop, go out to eat, and go to the grocery store.” Archibald was featured riding his bike in the video released by Nexton in 2013, announcing their partnership with Home Telecom.

Interestingly, the 52-year old lifelong resident of the Tri-County area has been an employee of Home Telecom since 1982. “I started when there were 62 employees and we only provided Telephone services and a few Cable TV channels in select areas. Now we have a staff of nearly 200 and provide Telephone, Video, Internet, Security and Wireless services to 20,000+ customers.” Home Telecom has a 111-year history in Moncks Corner, starting in 1904 with six phones and a dream.

The folks at The Parks and Home Telecom are planning a red carpet welcome for Archibald to celebrate the first resident of their luxury apartments at the heart of Nexton and the first GigaFi™ customer.

About Home Telecom 

Home Telecom is an independent telecommunications company based in Moncks Corner, South Carolina since 1904. Employing 160 local telecom professionals and utilizing multiple technologies, most notably fiber-to-the-premises, enables Home Telecom to provide telephone, Internet, video, wireless and security services to residents and businesses located in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties of South Carolina. Of the company’s 21,000 customers, 40%, and growing, are served by fiber directly to their homes and businesses. To learn more, visit .