Lumos targets Lynchburg, VA, region for fiber broadband

Oct. 24, 2022
Bedford and Campbell counties will see FTTH deployed to approximately 18,000 residents and businesses, with nearly 300 miles of fiber infrastructure expected to be installed.

Fiber-broadband services provider Lumos says it plans to spend more than $20 million to bring fiber to the home (FTTH) in the region around Lynchburg, VA. Bedford and Campbell counties will see FTTH deployed to approximately 18,000 residents and businesses, with nearly 300 miles of fiber infrastructure expected to be installed.Fiber-broadband services provider

The deployment will include underserved areas and enable Lumos to offer its current fastest service tier of symmetrical 2 Gbps. Lumos says it has launched engineering work and expects construction to start “soon.”

“The world is more connected than ever, and communities need high speeds to keep pace. Lumos aims to unlock the potential of the digital world by providing 100% fiber-optic internet to a previously underserved community. We are helping to ensure our local communities and small businesses stay agile with a digital infrastructure that can keep pace with a changing world,” said Brian Stading, Lumos CEO. “We are continuously creating a connection to the future by bringing the best technology available to the community.”

“Lumos has been a vital broadband partner and the Alliance is thrilled to see their continued expansion in our region,” says Megan Lucas, CEO and chief economic development officer, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. “Broadband is an essential asset and with over 2,200 small businesses and over 16,000 households being impacted, this goes a long way in ensuring our rural areas have access for economic opportunity.”

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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, and more.

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