Home Telecom Hits Another Historical Milestone


40K CustomersMONCKS CORNER, SC February 7, 2023 — Local award-winning technology leader Home Telecom is celebrating a giant milestone in their almost 120-year history, hitting 40,000 customers in January. This milestone is significant in that they’ve successfully doubled their subscriber base over the past seven years.

Home Telecom began offering internet service to Berkeley County customers in 1995, but nationally, it would be 1999 before internet connectivity became mainstream. Even then, only one-third of U.S. households had connectivity, putting Home Telecom at least five years ahead of the national trend.

Once again, leading the way, in 2004 when Home Telecom bought Daniel Island Media Company, they became one of the first in the nation to begin offering fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to residents and businesses. FTTH is the most advanced telecommunications framework available and widely considered to be “future-proof”.

In 2013, Home Telecom announced the first gigabit community in the state of South Carolina through a partnership with the Nexton community in Summerville, SC. At the time, gigabit internet was 60-times faster than average internet connectivity.

Home Telecom, led by President, CEO and great grandson of Home Telecom founder R.O. Winter, William Helmly has been dedicated to deploying the most advanced communication technologies available to businesses and residents. Home Telecom not only adjusts to the fluidity and needs of technology, but anticipates it, investing in the needed infrastructure to support it, and using those strengths as incentives to grow and expand business and residency throughout the Charleston region.

“The combination of our own capital investment in fiber infrastructure coupled with various broadband matching grants, Home Telecom is on a mission to ‘GigUP Tri-County’ by expanding its fiber footprint and replacing older, slower technology,” said Helmly. "By providing access to fiber broadband especially in some of the most rural areas in our communities, we have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for not only current residents, but for future residents.

“Access to fiber broadband will allow for remote learning, virtual doctor visits, video chatting with friends and family, and even working from home.”

And now, in 2023 and 40,000 customers later, this innovative, customer-first company shows no signs of slowing down! No wonder customers are flocking to Home Telecom!

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