Building Broadband: WOW brings fiber internet to new Florida locations; All West expands service to 30K homes

June 20, 2024
Lightwave+BTR is tracking service providers' ongoing efforts to extend broadband to more homes and businesses via our new weekly feature, Building Broadband.

In this latest issue of Building Broadband, we’re tracking new deployments from All West Communications, Comporium, TDS Telecom, and WOW.

All West Communications connects 30K homes to 8 Gig service 
Following its recent fiber network expansion project, All West Communications has extended its 8 Gbps service to 30,000 homes on the Wasatch Front in Utah. The expansion prioritized growth in areas where community-wide fiber connectivity was needed, including Farmington, Tooele, Herriman, and the Ogden area. Besides making internet service available to residential areas in Ogden, All West’s construction project has turned the corner to bring new broadband options to even more addresses. The installation of mainline connections is now being expanded to mixed-use locations and commercial zones in the county, offering fiber internet service to local businesses.

Brightspeed to bring fiber broadband to 42K Northeast Ohio households
Brightspeed has begun construction to connect thousands of Northeast Ohio residents to its fiber internet service. The company is working to connect nearly 25,000 families and businesses in and around Wooster, Mansfield, Avon, and Warren counties and the almost 17,000 Trumbull and Richland Counties residents who already have access to Brightspeed’s fiber network. Brightspeed representatives are going door to door in Andover, Cortland, Lorain, Shelby, Wooster, Warren, and Mansfield, where Brightspeed Fiber Internet is or will soon be available.

Comporium connects additional Ridge Spring, NC locations to a fiber broadband network
Comporium has expanded the reach of its fiber broadband network to an additional 174 addresses along the northern side of the Ridge Spring community. Comporium launched a similar initiative in May and has spent the past few weeks further extending its fiber network into Ridge Spring. This project allows customers to access internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps. These recently connected addresses represent the second phase of a multi-phase project. This part of the project required nearly $292,000 of investment. Comporium recently invested almost $155,000 to expand its fiber optic network on the southern side of Ridge Spring. Comporium has indicated that it’s not finished with its expansion projects in the Ridge Spring area. The company is finalizing plans now to build fiber to even more addresses in the area and plans to begin construction in the coming weeks.

TDS wraps second fiber network build in Washington County, Utah
TDS Telecom has constructed a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in a second Washington County, Utah community. TDS now provides 3,700 service addresses in Ivins with lightning-fast internet speeds of up to 8 Gbps. This project follows the completion of a similar fiber build-out in Santa Clara. Besides delivering symmetrical internet speeds up to 8 Gbps, TDS’ all-digital TV service, TDS TV®+, and multiple phone options. TDS TV+ offers local and popular HD channels, regional sports, and seamless access to streaming services across multiple devices while at home. Business customers can choose internet access and transport connections up to 10 Gig via dedicated fiber and TDS managedIP, a hosted Voice over IP (VoIP) communications solution. TDS TV+ is also available to business customers in the fiber footprint.

Vexus launches $20M fiber network in Denison, Texas
Vexus Fiber has launched its fiber broadband service in Denison, Texas, and the first customers can now avail of the service. The construction, which began only five months ago, has already made service available to almost 1,500 homes and businesses. The first fiber internet service areas are in the town's southeast area, and the construction is on track to be completed for more than 12,000 homes and businesses by the end of the year. This is just the beginning of Vexus's commitment to providing internet service across the city of Denison, with a $ 20 million investment, promising even more extensive coverage in the future. 

WOW! brings fiber internet to multiple new Central Florida greenfield locations
WOW! Internet, TV & Phone’s fiber services are now available in five new communities in Central Florida, including Longwood, Sanlando Springs, Lake Mary, Winter Springs and Sanford. Since launching services in its first Central Florida Greenfield market last year, WOW! now serves customers across Altamonte Springs, Wekiwa Springs, Casselberry, Forest City, Longwood, Sanlando Springs, Lake Mary, Winter Springs and Sanford. Additional construction and markets are planned nearby to bring WOW!'s fiber network to more consumers and businesses.

About the Author

Sean Buckley

Sean is responsible for establishing and executing the editorial strategies of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report across their websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products.

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