Kingstree, S.C.

Area Served: 681 square miles

Population: 108,000


Technical highlights: The company uses three primary methods to provide broadband—Assymetric Digital Subscriber Line, which is based on copper facilities; Passive Optical Network, which is based on fiber optics; and Metro Ethernet, can deliver up to 10 Gbps. 

Public Safety


FTC serves Shaw Air Base, which is home to the 9th Air Force, the 20th Fighter Wing, Air Force Central Command (AFCENT, and Army Central Command (ARCENT). The installation hosts 8,000 military and civilian personnel, but the 9th Air Force itself is responsible for 29,000 employees and 400 aircraft in eight states and three other units. A 10 gig fiber optic circuit from FTC is the starting point for many military communications devices and techniques with layers of security and cross certifications.