We are proud and excited to begin offering high-speed, fiber internet service to our LREC members in 2020. Under the name RiverNet Connect, we will provide reliable and affordable internet service to the rural communities we serve. Members can pre-register for service today.
Fiber optic internet will bring a new standard of rural broadband to Lancaster, Chesterfield, and Kershaw counties. With fiber, data can be sent up to 1,000 times faster than traditional copper and the service can reach Gigabit (1000 Mbps) speeds and beyond. The network won’t slow down when streaming on multiple devices or because more people are connected during certain times of the day.
Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding fiber internet service from RiverNet Connect. As always, it's our mission to serve you, our members, to the best of our abilities.
Q: Am I required to have a landline for service?
A: No, you will not be required to have a landline for service; however, we will offer phone service and members will have the option to keep their current numbers.
Q: What is the cost of the service?
A: The basic internet package is $59.95 for 300 Mbps upload and download. Additional products include voice services, wi-fi boosters, and a variety of business packages. For more information, click the "Products" tab at the top of the page.
Q: Do you have to be a member to receive service?
A: You do have to be a member to receive service in Phase One. This may change in the future as possible future phases are approved.
Q: When will service be available?
A: We expect to connect our first customers by the end of May and will be able to provide service to over 6,000 homes by the end of 2020!