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First there was cable. Now there is fiber. Through the power of our fiber optic network, CarolinaConnect will improve all aspects of how you engage with the online world.
As a Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative member, you deserve the fastest, most dependable internet access available. It's why CarolinaConnect is partnering with MCEC to bring you a fiber optic network that delivers more. We're an affiliate of MCEC and an internet service provider who in the coming years will connect communities both urban and rural to our lightning-fast fiber network, covering MCEC's entire service area.
From superior performance and affordable pricing to increased privacy and unrivaled customer support, CarolinaConnect offers MCEC members the ability to:
Fiber optic cable allows us to transmit data at speeds that far surpass DSL, satellite plans, wireless, and cable modems. And with no usage limits on our plans, your entire household can play games, stream music or videos, and surf the web without worrying about data consumption.
What's more, our service culture is born of the electric cooperative's longstanding commitment to reliable, friendly customer care. We'll answer your questions and ensure any connectivity issues you may encounter are resolved quickly.
Get ready for internet made better.
All members of MCEC will be offered service over time. The map above provides a high level representation of this area. Areas along the fiber core will get service first. Sign up now no matter where your home is located.
12:18pm June 12, 2018
We’re thrilled to announce we recently added the 2,000th satisfied MCEC member to the growing list of fiber-optic internet customers now enjoying CarolinaConnect’s blistering speeds and hometown service. MCEC’s installation crews are hard at work bringing the broadband revolution closer to your home by building the network infrastructure further and further out along the fiber core.
While waiting can be frustrating, we know it will be well worth it. Craig, a new CarolinaConnect customer, wholeheartedly agrees. “Living in a rural area, my family was in the dark ages when it came to internet service. Installation of MCEC’s infrastructure couldn’t get here fast enough for me,” he said. “I followed power lines and tracked the new fiber on a weekly basis. CarolinaConnect completely changed our lives. We don't have to drive to McDonald's to finish homework at 10 p.m. anymore, and I can stream videos while my wife watches a movie on our new Firestick with NO buffering. I am 100 percent satisfied with the service and their wonderful employees.”
10:20am May 10, 2017
We've said we're delivering ultra-fast internet service to MCEC members, and we're thrilled to bring our initial service areas online this spring. But just how fast does our advanced technology allow us to make your online world?
With either our 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps plans, you can:
It's exciting technology, and we're glad to bring it to you.
9:30am April 21, 2017
What a fun night April 7 proved to be at Lexington High School. We were thrilled to join our Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative partners at their 2017 annual meeting. With more than 2,800 members in attendance, we enjoyed speaking with many of you at our tent and sharing information about our lightning-fast internet service. Each service install we complete this spring brings us closer and closer to completing the initial service area along MCEC’s core electric distribution route. You can follow this route by clicking on the “Service Areas” tab of this website. It’s an exciting place to be; the CarolinaConnect team is ready to bring you internet made better.
12:22pm March 29, 2017
We are pleased to report that the engineering of our network is underway and we are making significant headway.
Building a fiber optic internet distribution system takes time, especially when it is delivered right to your home. MCEC is diligently working through the various steps of managing contract crews and navigating weather contingencies. Meanwhile, CarolinaConnect is preparing for service installations in homes that will soon be green-lighted for service. It’s a detailed process to launch and coordinate a major communication construction project like this, but one we know will be well worth it.
If you’re interested in CarolinaConnect’s affordable, ultra-fast internet service, please join the list so we can keep you updated on installation plans. We're projecting our first major service area will come online later this spring. Please contact us at (803) 785-3455 if you have any questions.
4:15pm January 17, 2017
We’re on a mission to change the way MCEC members access the internet, and we’re thrilled to let you know we’ve already brought fiber internet to life for a group of pilot customers. We’re busy analyzing that data, continuing our testing where necessary and preparing for our initial full-service launch.
The enthusiasm and excitement from co-op members has been overwhelming. By joining our list, many members have already helped influence construction plans and your input will continue as a vital component to our strategy. We’re one step closer to bringing you better internet service, and we look forward to sharing our progress with you. Check back often to find out what we're up to and how much closer we are to bringing lightning-fast internet to you.
Here are just a few of the great things MCEC members are saying about CarolinaConnect:
“Can’t wait to connect! Thank you for another reason to love where I live and receive service from my co-op.”
- a Batesburg resident
“Thank you for seeing a real need in our community and doing something about it. Can't wait to finally have high-speed internet!”
- a Gilbert resident
“I work from home, and it’s been very inconvenient to have slow or limited data access—I've missed out on business and training events because of it. Looking forward to this service!”
- a Leesville resident