CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has revealed plans to expand its fiber network in the Charleston, SC, metro area. The new fiber cable infrastructure will be used to deliver services to enterprises, data centers, and other business customers, particularly in the area of Charleston’s “Silicon Harbor.”
The expansion, which CenturyLink hopes to complete by the middle of this year, will link the service provider’s existing fiber routes throughout metro Charleston to North Charleston. That includes Silicon Harbor, which the service provider estimates is home to more than 250 software, security and technology firms. CenturyLink will offer network connectivity, data storage, security, and edge compute services via integrated packages.
“CenturyLink is a committed partner in the Charleston area, and we understand how to support the needs of one of the fastest growing tech cities in the country,” said Ben Team, general manager, CenturyLink, Carolinas. “This progressive and diverse environment is driving explosive growth in the demand for fiber-based communication services. With our aggressive investment in the technology infrastructure of the region, CenturyLink is fueling the digital economy and thriving business community in Charleston.”