Lumen plans Quantum Fiber services up to symmetrical 8 Gig in 18 cities

June 7, 2023
New service includes internet access at rates up to 8 Gbps symmetrical and whole-home WiFi coverage with optional mesh extenders.

Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) has revealed plans to offer its Quantum Fiber service in 18 cities across the U.S. The service includes internet access at rates up to 8 Gbps symmetrical and whole-home WiFi coverage with optional mesh extenders.

The recently revealed list includes Boise, Idaho; Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, and Orlando, FL; Colorado Springs and Denver, CO; Des Moines, IA; Las Vegas, NV; Minneapolis, MN; Omaha, NE; Phoenix and Tucson, AZ; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, Spokane, and Vancouver, WA.

Most of the 18 cities were highlighted in a list of target markets Lumen announced last November. Denver, Minneapolis, and Seattle were revealed as the inaugural three markets for Quantum Fiber when Lumen unveiled its 8-Gbps capabilities last August.

Lumen believes it is on track to connect more than 500,000 homes and small businesses with Quantum Fiber this year.

"We are a nation of foot-tappers, and no one wants to have to wait on their internet performance. With Quantum Fiber, our customers and small businesses don't have to slow down. We live in a digital society and connecting people is important work. With each new city, thousands more people gain access to our reliable internet. It's an investment with rippling benefits for not only families and businesses, but also our larger work to support digital inclusion," said Maxine Moreau, Lumen's president of mass markets.

About the Author

Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director & Associate Publisher

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, DOCSIS technology, and more.

Sponsored Recommendations

ON TOPIC: Innovation in Optical Components

July 2, 2024
Lightwave’s latest on-topic eBook, sponsored by Anritsu, will address innovation in optical components. The eBook looks at various topics, including PCIe (Peripheral...

New Optical Wavelength Service Trends

July 1, 2024
Discover how optical wavelength services are reshaping the telecom landscape, driven by rapid expansion and adoption of high-speed connections exceeding 100 Gbps, championed by...

Data Center Interconnection

June 18, 2024
Join us for an interactive discussion on the growing data center interconnection market. Learn about the role of coherent pluggable optics, new connectivity technologies, and ...

The Pluggable Transceiver Revolution

May 30, 2024
Discover the revolution of pluggable transceivers in our upcoming webinar, where we delve into the advancements propelling 400G and 800G coherent optics. Learn how these innovations...