Vexus Fiber, a notable fiber broadband service provider in Texas and Louisiana, has announced new plans to build a network in Huntsville, TX and surrounding areas. The new network will be privately funded by Vexus, introducing more than 12,000 residences and businesses to symmetrical multi-gigabit speed internet service.
Vexus Fiber said it plans to begin construction in the fall, with availability to some neighborhoods and businesses before the end of 2022.
"We are excited to continue our network expansion in Texas with our new 100% fiber-optic network plans in Huntsville," commented Jim Gleason, CEO. "Gigabit speeds are becoming additionally important as more people work remotely or need access to education and other online applications. Vexus' fiber network will provide homes and businesses in this fast-growing market with a new, competitive choice for internet and entertainment. This expansion brings reliable internet to families and businesses in the area, allowing them access to our future-proof fiber technology."
Full completion of the network throughout most of Huntsville will take approximately 18 months, and will generate approximately 50 construction jobs. Additionally, the company plans to hire about 20 full-time workers in sales, operations and customer service.
"Our community is growing rapidly and we need to continue to invest in infrastructure to support current and future residents," said Aron Kulhavy, City Manager of Huntsville. "We welcome Vexus Fiber and their gigabit network that will allow our citizens the ability to live here and work anywhere in the world."
The network extension is part of an ongoing construction plan financed by existing investors, Pamlico Capital and Oak Hill Capital, who have agreed to invest additional equity toward the expansion in Huntsville.
"The opportunity to grow with Vexus and new communities in Texas is very rewarding. We are extremely pleased with the progress the team at Vexus Fiber is delivering by building a quality fiber network at a fast pace to residents and businesses that need this network of the future," stated Art Roselle of Pamlico Capital.
Vexus Fiber service will deliver up to 10 Gig internet speeds along with all-digital TV and phone service for residential customers. Business customers will have access to data connections scalable up to 10 Gig, TeleCloud-hosted voice solutions as well as TV channel packages tailored for all business types.
Vexus Fiber currently operates fiber-to-the-home networks in its home base of Lubbock, as well as Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Abilene, and surrounding areas in Texas, as well as Hammond, Covington and Mandeville in Louisiana. The company is building new networks in the Rio Grande Valley, Tyler, Nacogdoches, Laredo and San Angelo, Texas. It is also expanding in Lake Charles, Alexandria and Pineville, Louisiana and Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.