NorthState Communications says that it is expanding its fiber network into Alamance, Guilford, Orange and Wayne counties in North Carolina. In all, the service provider will add more than 53,000 homes and business addresses and more than 800 fiber miles to its network when the project is completed next year.
The regional operator which also operates in Virginia as Lumos Networks, says that its services will be available to about 39,000 addresses in the four counties, including the towns of Burlington, Gibsonville, Elon, Whitsett, Mebane and others. In Wayne County, the majority of the city of Goldsboro, about 14,000 addresses, will be covered as well.
NorthState says that fiber construction will begin this summer, with some communities beginning to receive services in the fall. Residents will be kept up to date about construction and service availability by mail.
“We are so excited to bring ultra-high-speed fiber internet to these North Carolina communities,” NorthState CEO Diego Anderson said in a press release, “NorthState will make additional announcements as we continue the expansion of our future-proof network. We are also committed to supporting our entire footprint with 100% fiber-to-the-home access, a project that is underway and planned for completion next year.”
NorthState/Lumos serves almost 200,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina and Virginia.
Last October, Lumos and NorthState completed their separation from their previous owner Segra. At the time, the newly minted company said that it would bring high speed broadband to underserved communities through public-private partnerships. The company announced executive appointments in mid-November.