HIGH POINT, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lumos, a leading 100% Fiber-Optic Internet and Total Home Wi-Fi service provider in the Mid-Atlantic, today announced its expansion into Greenville County, South Carolina, with nearly a $100 million investment to build out over 775 miles of its ultra-fast network throughout the county.
As a result of this expansion, Lumos will be the first fiber provider to families, households, and businesses throughout portions of the Greenville market, establishing underserved areas of South Carolina for economic success in the future. The expansion will bring 100% Fiber-Optic Internet to thousands of residents and businesses in the greater Greenville area.
Lumos will serve areas in the cities of Greenville, Greer, and Travelers Rest, in addition to portions of the following communities: Tigerville, Slate-Marietta, Taylors, Berea, Sans Souci, Judson, Gany, City View, Dunean, Golden Grove, Parker, Wade Hampton and Welcome.
“It is always exciting to be the first fiber internet provider in an area because we believe everyone should have access to a network advanced enough for all of their remote work, learning and general life needs for years to come,” said Brian Stading, Lumos CEO. “At Lumos, our mission is to enable communities access to 100% Fiber-Optic Internet that will change their lives. Our expansion into Greenville County demonstrates our commitment to that mission.”
Lumos’ 100% Fiber-Optic Internet provides households and businesses with fast and reliable internet with ample bandwidth to handle any amount of data. Fast and reliable internet is no longer an option but a necessity as society continues to learn, work, and connect online.
“In this era, broadband is an essential utility that benefits individual consumers, the community, and helps our local economy continue to thrive. Connection to homes provides necessary access to education, health care, commerce, and entertainment,” said Dan Tripp, Chairman of Greenville County Council. “There is still great demand for affordable, reliable, high-speed fiber connection in many of our diverse neighborhoods. This increase of options in a competitive marketplace assures we can meet our current and future digital demands while serving all geographic areas of our county.”
This is Lumos’ third expansion into South Carolina since the start of 2023, with the company investing over $250 million into Greenville, Spartanburg, Richland and Lexington Counties.
“Investing in fiber optics is about more than connecting communities and fostering continued business growth,” said John Lummus, President and CEO of Upstate SC Alliance. “This infrastructure investment will provide tens of thousands of people with high-speed internet that lights a path to a brighter economic future and enhanced quality of life.”
Engineering work for this new investment is planned to begin in early 2024, with construction following in the latter half of next year. Residents will receive communication by mail when construction begins. To enroll in email updates, please visit http://www.lumosfiber.com/builtforthefuture.
About Lumos: Lumos provides 100% Fiber-Optic Internet, whole-Home Wi-Fi, voice and streaming services, to more than 275,000 homes and businesses across North Carolina, Virginia and, recently announced, South Carolina footprint. We believe that the possibilities of tomorrow cannot be built on the infrastructure of yesterday. That’s why we’re building a 100% Fiber-Optic network from the ground up for families, small businesses and communities, backed by local, expert customer service. An Internet built for that most hopeful of all things – the future. Because whatever the future holds, we make it faster. Learn more at www.LumosFiber.com.