NorthState rapidly expands North Carolina fiber-optic network

Dec. 28, 2021
Over 48,000 families and businesses will have access to ultra-fast gig-speed internet from the provider as early as March 2022.

In a continued expansion of its ultra-high-speed fiber internet service, NorthState announced an accelerated construction schedule for growth in the Piedmont region, adding more than 48,000 homes and businesses across seven communities by the end of 2022.

Expansion areas include Greensboro, Kernersville, Oak Ridge, Walkertown, High Point, Thomasville, and Randleman. These communities will enjoy the benefits of a 100% fiber-optic network enabling economic growth and the ability to attract gig workers who want to live, learn, work, and thrive in the region.

The expansion plans include bringing the High Point region to nearly 100% fiber-optic network availability in NorthState’s service area by year’s end. It also covers the majority of homes and businesses in Kernersville and Walkertown.

Network construction is underway, with plans for completion by the end of 2022. Some communities will have access as early as March 2022.

“We are excited to bring gig-speed fiber internet to these North Carolina communities in 2022, “and we’re working hard to expand our future-proof network to even more areas of North Carolina and beyond,” NorthState CEO Diego Anderson said.

He added, "Only a 100% fiber-optic network can provide virtually unlimited broadband capacity and synchronous download and upload speeds necessary for today’s ultra-high-bandwidth applications, including HD quality video meetings, virtual learning, latency-free VR gaming, e-commerce, and cloud computing."

The provider noted the announcement was met with widespread support from local leaders who are eager to have a next-generation fiber-optic network to enable the gig economy in their communities.

Consumers interested in signing up for ultra-high-speed fiber internet service can check availability at or by calling 336-886-3600.

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