High Point, North Carolina – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Lumos, a leading 100% Fiber Optic Internet and Total Home Wi-Fi service provider in the Mid-Atlantic, commemorated its launch in Goldsboro, North Carolina, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends HV Brown Hall. The company, which was previously named a recipient of a Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grant, will connect over 15,000 underserved homes in the Goldsboro area, including nearly 100% within city limits, and provide opportunities for residents to participate in an increasingly digital society.
In partnership with the Kramden Institute, Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Lumos celebrated this new expansion to provide its reliable high-speed network to Goldsboro residents. As the first-ever fiber internet provider to more than 15,000 homes and small businesses in Wayne County, the ceremony also featured an appearance from the U.S. Congressmen Wiley Nickel.
In addition to its expansion efforts, Lumos will partner with the Kramden Institute to provide funding for a Computer Basics program, which will provide technology education, devices and technical support to individuals and families. Through this partnership, Lumos seeks to empower residents and small businesses with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age.
“Lumos is dedicated to providing high-speed internet for residents across the state of North Carolina, and today’s ribbon cutting ceremony represents Lumos’ mission to deliver reliable, fast and, most importantly, accessible 100% Fiber Internet to the Goldsboro community,” said vice president of market development, Derek Kelly. “Lumos is proactively working to bridge the digital divide, and during this year’s Digital Inclusion Week, we are proud to be working towards reducing digital disparities in North Carolina.”
As a result of a significant investment by Lumos and grant funding through the N.C. GREAT Program, residents can now access lightning-fast internet speeds, providing them with the bandwidth necessary for working from home, remote learning, attending telehealth appointments, streaming, gaming, and more. In addition to the N.C. GREAT grant funding, Lumos is proud to offer residents access to its reliable network at no cost through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Eligible households can use Lumos’ $30 internet plan in conjunction with their $30 ACP benefit to receive high-speed for free.
To check if Lumos’ 100% Fiber Optic Internet is available at your address, please visit www.lumosfiber.com/builtforthefuture.