Multi-GIG Has Launched


Pickens, SC – July XX, 2023 - Upcountry Fiber, the internet service provider created by utility cooperatives Blue Ridge Electric Co-op (BREC) and WCFIBER, a subsidiary of West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative (WCTEL), has launched a new multi-gig broadband internet service offering to residential customers with symmetrical speeds up to 10 GIGs per second. Building on the strong benefits of Upcountry Fiber’s existing high-speed, fiber broadband network, the new offering helps to future proof home networks as bandwidth needs continue to evolve.

Current and future households* in Anderson, Northern Greenville, Pickens, Oconee and northern Spartanburg counties can now choose between 2.5 and 10 gigabits per second service options in addition to existing service plans.

“The need for more bandwidth is only going to continue to grow,” said Jim Lovinggood, president and CEO of BREC. “Our new multi-gig service offering is perfect for households where there are several devices competing for a lot of bandwidth. Think about the professional who works from home and is on a Zoom call competing with their kids streaming movies and playing online video games. Having multi-gig service allows each of them to have zero lag time.”

“From an economic development standpoint, our new multi-gig service allows people to have even more opportunities to work from home, which is a plus for drawing more professionals to our area and to support the ones who already are here,” said Jeff Wilson, CEO of WCFIBER. “We are excited to be a part of what makes the Upstate even more attractive with this critical utility.”

For more information about Upcountry Fiber’s new multi-gigabit service, visit

*Not available in all areas yet.

About Upcountry Fiber

Upcountry Fiber is a high-speed fiber internet provider to the five counties of Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg. Established in Fall 2020, Upcountry Fiber is the product of a partnership between Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and WCFIBER, a subsidiary of West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative (WCTEL). Founded by organizations created to electrify and connect rural areas of South Carolina; decades later, Upcountry Fiber’s mission is to bridge the digital divide. Offering symmetrical internet speeds up to 10 Gbps over a fiber network, Upcountry Fiber has the fastest and most reliable high-speed internet in the area. To learn more about Upcountry Fiber, visit us at


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