Lumos says it plans to extend its fiber to the premises (FTTP) footprint into South Carolina. The broadband services provider says it will spend more than $100 million to extend FTTP in South Carolina’s Richland and Lexington counties, including the greater Columbia area. The project will involve the deployment of 1200 miles of fiber.
The FTTP roll out will include underserved portions of Columbia, Forest Acres, and Arcadia Lakes in Richland County, as well as West Columbia, Lexington, Cayce, Irmo, and Springdale in Lexington County. Engineering work will begin in mid-2023, with construction starting soon afterwards. Lumos will offer internet speeds as high as 5 Gbps symmetric.
“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 previously underserved areas across South Carolina,” says Brian Stading, Lumos CEO. “We are excited to expand our reach and serve customers in South Carolina.”
The deployment will bring Lumos into its third state. The company currently serves more than 200,000 homes and businesses across North Carolina and Virginia (see, for example, "Lumos announces FTTH investment plans for two North Carolina counties" and "Lumos targets Lynchburg, VA, region for fiber broadband").
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