Lumen to expand Quantum Fiber multigigabit broadband footprint

Nov. 18, 2022
The new service promises symmetrical transmission rates of up to 8 Gbps.

Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN), having revealed the first three markets in which it plans to add a multigigabit service tier to its Quantum Fiber broadband offering this past August, has announced plans to extend such availability to another 27 markets. The new service promises symmetrical transmission rates of up to 8 Gbps.

The 30 markets total now on the multigigabit list include Albuquerque, NM; Boise, ID; Bozeman, MT; Cheyenne, WY; Colorado Springs and Denver, CO; Des Moines, IA; Fort Meyers, Ocala, Orlando, and Tallahassee, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; Omaha, NE; Phoenix and Tucson, AZ; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Seattle and Spokane, WA. Of these, Denver, Minneapolis, and Seattle were called out in Lumen’s August announcement (see “Lumen unveils 8-Gbps tier for Quantum Fiber”).

Maps of where Lumen plans to roll out fiber in these markets can be found on the company’s website. Meanwhile, the multigigabit roll out is already underway. "Thousands of residents now have access to multi-gig in certain areas of Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle, and Tucson," according to Guy Gunther, vice president, general manager of Consumer Fiber Markets – East Region at Lumen. "We are committed to building XGS-PON, and we will be enabling more areas with the pace expected to accelerate in the back half of 2023."

"Quantum Fiber internet is a game-changer. Our massive investment provides the speed, security and reliability residents and small businesses need today and the agility a superior fiber connection brings to meet their future needs," added Maxine Moreau, Lumen president, Mass Markets. "We're incredibly excited to expand our fiber footprint - connecting our customers to what matters most in their lives."

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

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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