Vexus Fiber to deploy FTTH in Albuquerque

Jan. 3, 2023
Vexus Fiber will offer a variety of service tiers, ranging from symmetrical 150 Mbps to symmetrical 2 Gbps. Phone service also will be available.

The City of Albuquerque, NM, and Vexus Fiber say that work has begun to deploy a fiber to the home (FTTH) network in the city. The first phase of installation encompasses neighborhoods north of the downtown area, with service available in early 2023.

The agreement between the city and the broadband services provider calls for Vexus Fiber to offer to install FTTH to every home and business in Albuquerque. Vexus Fiber plans to spend approximately $250 million on the deployment, which will lead to the creation of more than 200 construction jobs over the next five years as well as 150 permanent jobs.

Vexus Fiber will offer a variety of service tiers, ranging from symmetrical 150 Mbps to symmetrical 2 Gbps. Phone service also will be available.

“Quality internet is vital for everyone in our city, and we are making sure that no one is at a disadvantage no matter the zip code,” commented Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller. “The demand is only increasing as technology drives so much of our daily lives for work, education, healthcare, and even connecting with each other.”

“Construction starts today to lay the foundation of a network that will accommodate decades of growth in Albuquerque, with superfast internet at affordable prices,” added Jim Gleason president and CEO of Vexus Fiber. “We’re launching with offering up to 2,000 megabits of symmetrical speeds, but our system will eventually accommodate up to 10,000 megabits per second for every user in the city. We are putting down roots in Albuquerque and are excited to be part of the technological growth here for years to come.”

Vexus Fiber also has an FTTH deployment underway in Santa Fe, NM (see "Santa Fe officials approve Vexus Fiber FTTH deployment").

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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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