Breezeline launches FTTP fiber broadband in Monongalia County, WV

April 10, 2023
When fully completed, the FTTP network will reach more than 40,000 homes and businesses in the county.

Breezeline, the operating name of cable MSO Cogeco US, a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA), says it is ready to launch services on a 500-mile fiber to the premises (FTTP) network in Monongalia County, WV. When fully completed, the FTTP network will reach more than 40,000 homes and businesses in the county.

Services are now available on the FTTP network in Brookhaven, Cheat Lake, and Morgantown. Breezeline says that Westover, Star City, and Granville are next on the list. The service provider adds it has spent more than $40 million on construction and activation of its network and has tripled its workforce since the project began.

“We’ve made tremendous progress in our efforts to bring advanced fiber technology to West Virginia,” said Frank van der Post, president of Breezeline. “We’ve extended our fiber facilities to 25,000 new homes and businesses already and expect to add an additional 17,000 serviceable homes and businesses over the next 12 months.”

“Access to affordable, reliable broadband is vital to the success and growth of our communities in West Virginia,” said Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). “Breezeline has expanded the reach of its fiber network to more than 25,000 homes and businesses in the past year, and I’m grateful for their continued commitment to expanding broadband access in Monongalia County and across West Virginia. I look forward to hearing more about the innovative technology the company is using to help close the digital divide, and I will continue working to ensure everyone has broadband access in the Mountain State.”

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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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