West Texas regional fiber provider Vexus Fiber announced expansion plans that will eventually add 30K locations to its network. The expansion targets the Wichita Falls, Tex. market.
Formerly NTS Communications, Lubbock, Tex.-based Vexus Fiber offers fiber based services in numerous west Texas and Louisiana markets. Vexus is an affiliate of Missouri-based Vast Broadband.
Vexus Fiber plans to offer 10 Gbps capable broadband, paired with video and voice service, to both residential and business customers in Wichita Falls. The plan aims to reach 19K locations by the end of 2021. Vexus will compete with both Charter Spectrum and AT&T in Wichita Falls.
“We are thrilled to announce our expansion into Wichita Falls,” says Jim Gleason, CEO of Vexus in a press release. “Our network will be built with future-proof technology that will not only provide a reliable, world-class Internet connection but will also foster additional growth and economic development for Wichita Falls.”
Vexus already offers symmetrical gigabit service in its other markets, starting at $70 per month. Customers can add managed whole-home Wi-Fi, featuring the eero platform, for an additional $7.
Vexus will also feature TeleCloud, its hosted voice service for business, which includes a Metaswitch powered unified communications suite.
Vexus Fiber was acquired by Vast Broadband back in September 2019. Vexus was known as NTS Communications and at the time of the acquisition, operated a 2,700 route mile network, passing more than 60K locations across its footprint.
Vast also operates broadband networks in select markets throughout South Dakota and Minnesota. At the time of the NTS/Vexus acquisition, Vast broadband services were available to about 135K customers across these markets.