Fiber Optic Expansion to Boost Connectivity in New Hanover County

In a move that promises to significantly enhance internet connectivity in New Hanover County, Lumos has announced its progress towards the installation of an extensive fiber optic network throughout the region. The deployment of this modern infrastructure is poised to foster economic growth, support a booming economy, and improve the overall quality of life for residents by delivering ultra-fast and reliable internet service.

The company has dedicated $56 million to this initiative, targetting not only Wilmington and Carolina Beach but also expanding into neighboring communities such as Ogden, Myrtle Grove, Castle Hayne, and Wrightsboro. Recognizing the critical need for advanced internet capabilities, Lumos is moving swiftly through the permitting process, which ensures responsible deployment along public rights-of-way and minimizes construction impacts.

Local government collaborations are key to the progress, and Wilmington city leaders have expressed their support for Lumos’ entry into the market. This endorsement is anticipated to be celebrated at the 157th Annual Chamber Meeting, acknowledging the importance of connectivity in underserved areas.

Lumos, formed from the union of NorthState and Lumos Networks, is keen on laying down a total of 655 miles of cutting-edge fiber optic technology. This infrastructure is instrumental for the region to embrace its digital future confidently, ensuring that its residents and businesses remain competitive in an increasingly connected world. As Wilmington experiences rapid growth, this critical upgrade in telecommunications infrastructure by Lumos is set to empower the local workforce, stimulate innovation, and create a dynamic, interconnected community.

FAQs about Lumos Fiber Optic Network Installation in New Hanover County

What is Lumos, and what are they doing in New Hanover County?
Lumos, a company formed from NorthState and Lumos Networks, is installing an extensive fiber optic network in New Hanover County. They aim to enhance internet connectivity, support the economy, and improve residents’ quality of life with ultra-fast and reliable internet service.

How much is Lumos investing in this initiative, and which areas will be covered?
Lumos has dedicated $56 million to this project. Coverage areas include Wilmington, Carolina Beach, and neighboring communities such as Ogden, Myrtle Grove, Castle Hayne, and Wrightsboro.

What is the status of the permitting process for Lumos’ fiber optic deployment?
Lumos is moving swiftly through the permitting process to ensure responsible deployment along public rights-of-way and to minimize the impact of construction.

How has the local government responded to Lumos’ project?
Wilmington city leaders have expressed support for Lumos’ market entry, understanding the importance of connectivity, especially in underserved areas. The project is expected to be acknowledged at the 157th Annual Chamber Meeting.

How will the fiber optic network benefit the Wilmington area?
The network will support economic growth, foster innovation, and ensure residents and businesses remain competitive by providing high-speed internet. It will also empower the local workforce and create a more interconnected community.

How extensive is the fiber optic network being laid down by Lumos?
Lumos plans to lay down a total of 655 miles of cutting-edge fiber optic technology throughout the region.

Definitions:
– Fiber Optic Network: A high-speed communication network made of strands of glass fibers that transmit data using light signals.
– Permitting Process: A regulatory process to obtain approval from local authorities for construction and deployment of infrastructure along public areas.
– Public Rights-of-Way: Public land reserved for transportation and utility services, where infrastructure like internet cables can be installed.

Related links:
– Learn more about local government initiatives in New Hanover County New Hanover County Government.
– Find out more about Lumos Networks Lumos Networks.
– Get information on NorthState and their services NorthState.