Lumos plans 655-mile FTTP expansion in in New Hanover County and Wilmington, NC

April 10, 2023
The expansion on North Carolina’s coast is the third new market initiative for Lumos so far this year.

Fiber broadband services provider Lumos has revealed plans to expand its fiber to the premises (FTTP) footprint in North Carolina. The company says it will spend $56 million to roll out 655 miles of FTTP infrastructure in New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington, NC.

The FTTP roll out will target parts of Wilmington and Carolina Beach as well as the communities of Ogden, Myrtle Grove, Castle Hayne, and Wrightsboro. Lumos expects to begin engineering work for the deployment in the middle of this year.

“Lumos remains steadfast in its mission to deliver uninterrupted, accessible, 100% fiber-optic internet that has the capacity for today’s internet needs and that anticipates tomorrow’s,” said Brian Stading, Lumos CEO. “We are committed to providing New Hanover residents with the best connection possible, improving their quality of life.”

The expansion on North Carolina’s coast is the third new market initiative for Lumos so far this year. The fiber broadband provider previously announced plans to enter parts of Spartanburg County, NC, as well as South Carolina (see “Lumos plans FTTP expansion in South Carolina”).

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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.

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