Technology

Companies doing business in Dorchester County can benefit from the Charleston region's fiber optic, digital, and IP-based network that offers businesses the latest and most technologically-advanced communications services. Businesses in the Charleston region tap into everything from the latest feature-rich voice and data services to advanced wireless solutions - all provided by leaders in the telecommunications industry.



Unique Characteristics

  • Instant rerouting ensured by dozens of fiber optic SONET rings. Fiber connections are available to nearly all major buildings and industrial sites, ensuring continuous communications.
  • Numerous digital switching offices located throughout the market.
  • More than 90% of the region's telecommunications lines are buried.
  • AT&T's Network Reliability Centers monitor systems and perform 24/7 diagnostic checks on the company's core switching and transmission network. The company's local Emergency Operations Center in Summerville allows for quick, on-site recovery.



Digital Switching Systems


  • The Charleston region has 19 digital switching offices.



Broadband Data & Internet Services Available

  • DS1, DS3
  • OC 3, OC 12, OC 48, and OC 192
  • Fiber Ring Redundancy
  • Frame Relay
  • Private Line Services
  • Primary Rate ISDN
  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
  • Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
  • 10 or 100 MBPS Ethernet LAN
  • Wide Area Metro-Ethernet
  • Pinpoint 911 for Campus Security
  • Gigabit Ethernet Service
  • Dedicated Internet Access
  • Managed VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Multi Protocol Layer Switching (MPLS)
  • A Full Range of Managed Data Services



Source: Charleston Regional Development Alliance