Lumos says it plans to spend more than $83 million to bring fiber to the premises (FTTP) to nearly 85,000 residents and businesses across the Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth communities in Virginia’s Tidewater region.
Lumos says it will deploy more than 760 miles of fiber, some of which will be capable of 100 Gbps. Engineering work will begin immediately, according to the company.
The company expects deployments to begin in 2023, with most of the project completed in approximately two years, including in the Chesapeake and Portsmouth areas.
“The demand for bandwidth is only increasing as consumers connect more and more devices – and use more and more two-way applications like Zoom and gaming – that demand not just high download speeds but equally fast upload speeds. Fiber is the only technology that can meet these demands and unlock the potential of what’s next,” said Jay Winn, Lumos’s chief customer officer.
“Our announcement for the Tidewater region highlights Lumos’s rapid regional expansion and growth ambition,” added Lumos CEO Diego Anderson. “The Tidewater region is a key part of Lumos’s commitment to empowering communities with 100% fiber-to-the-home access and our expansion in this region underscores our commitment to bringing a competitive choice and the best technology available to communities we serve in Virginia.”