since 1897

Headquartered in Chester, SC, TruVista has been a leading provider of Broadband services and associated applications in the Midlands Region of South Carolina and northern Georgia for over 125 years. TruVista offers residential customers Broadband services up to a Gig symmetrical and Multi Gig services for business customers.

TruVista in 1897


Our Beginning

Began in 1897 as the local telephone company - Chester Telephone Company.

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Mr. John M. Bell joined the Company as superintendent and later became President.

TruVista in 1930


Our Growth

By 1936, our company continued to grow and reached nearly 1,000 telephones.

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In 1953, a new general office building was erected at 112 York Street in Chester.

The Chester exchange was converted to a dial system, completing the transition to dial from manual switch boards.

TruVista in 1960


Our Exchange

In 1966, a network was completed which extended from Chester to Great Falls, Lewisville, Lowrys and Blackstock to provide local calling.

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From 1966 to 1968, Direct Distance Dialing was established in Chester and was extended to all telephone company exchanges in 1968.

TruVista in 1980


Our Partnerships

By 1989, Chester Long Distance, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary, was organized to provide long distance services in its equal access areas.

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In 1990, we joined with other cellular telephone companies in South Carolina to explore new technologies and combine resources to provide new services at cost effective levels.

TruVista in 2000


Our Expansion

In 2006, TruVista Communications becomes the service mark for all the Chester Telephone Companies.

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Select South Carolina cable systems from Charter Communications were acquired.

By 2007, Great Falls Cablevision and Comporium’s Lewisville cable systems were acquired.

TruVista in 2010


Our Advancement

In 2012, Gumlog Cable in GA was acquired.

In 2013, fiber expanded to areas of Franklin, Rabun and Stephens Counties in Northeast Georgia.

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In 2017, fiber expanded to Fairfield, Kershaw and Richland Counties to serve anchor customer, Verizon Wireless.

In 2018, fiber expanded to new areas of Rabun County in Northeast Georgia, including Lake Burton and Lake Rabun.

TruVista in 2020


Our Commitment

TruVista remains committed to being involved locally and building relationships throughout its markets; believing success is best measured by

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Recognizing a need in our communities, TruVista participated in Educate 2020, providing students with free broadband services.

TruVista in 2022


Our Continuance

TruVista and Jackson Electric Membership Corp. announced an partnership to deliver fiber broadband to 8,000 homes and businesses in three counties

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TruVista is proud to welcome PlantTel into our growing family of markets we serve. The combination of TruVista and PlantTel will create a leading broadband services and technology company, serving customers in North Central South Carolina, Northeast Georgia, and Southern Georgia.

OUR management

At TruVista, we are committed to being involved locally and providing connections that build relationships throughout our markets. We believe our success is best measured by the progress of the communities we serve.

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If you have any questions on our services or your account, please call us or fill out the form below and a customer service representative will get back to you soon.

All payments submitted by mail, for any office, will need to be sent to the following address:

PO Box 160
Chester, SC 29706