Magellan Lights up Downtown Sumter, SC with Gigabit Fiber

  • Magellan Advisors

DENVER, CO — The City of Sumpter, South Carolina announced that it has lit up its new fiber optic network that it built in conjunction with Magellan Advisors, a provider of broadband planning and IT consulting services, which served as the project manager overseeing design, engineering, procurement and permitting, and provide construction management resources to expand the City’s fiber-optic network in the downtown Sumter geographic area.

The project was completed in January, 2019 and, when combined with the City’s ongoing downtown revitalization efforts, will help to retain and attract new businesses. John Honker, Magellan’s CEO, commented, “Sumter has become a very progressive city, and City leaders realized that to continue to thrive in the future, it needed to expand its fiber-optic network in the downtown area. We were thrilled to have worked with the City on this project and we are confident the fiber expansion will have a positive economic impact to the area.”

Phase 1 of the network consisted of design and installation of a backbone ring and corresponding lateral distribution to high capacity, high reliability broadband internet capabilities within the Downtown Sumter area. For any installation performed within the historic City Centre district, great care was taken during both the design and construction phases of this project to minimize aesthetic impact and preserve the existing land and cityscapes. All necessary ground disturbing efforts within those designated spaces were carefully planned, implemented and restored accordingly. Magellan worked closely with the City to make sure that all the City’s needs were met, paying close attention to the project schedule and budget. Magellan maintained a consistent working relationship with both the City and the contractor while coordinating all aspects of construction management to keep the operation running smoothly.


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