Lumos moves forward with fiber optic construction in Wilmington, North Carolina

Feb. 14, 2024
The $56 million project will meet current and future internet access demand.

Lumos, a mid-Atlantic fiber optic internet and total home Wi-Fi service provider, announced on Feb. 12 that the engineering phase of its New Hanover County, North Carolina project is completed, the permitting process is now underway, and construction will begin soon.  

First announced in April 2023, the $56 million project includes 655 miles of fiber optic technology in Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Ogden, Myrtle Grove, Castle Hayne, and Wrightsboro.

Lumos CEO Brian Stading said in a press release, “Wilmington is growing exponentially, and its economy is booming. The city needs access to ultra-fast and reliable internet to support the growth. Lumos is committed to meeting the current and future demands for internet access, supporting the economy, and enhancing residents’ overall quality of life.”

Lumos also reports that, with the backing of local leaders, it will continue to expand its service and connect underserved communities with 100% fiber optic internet.

CEO and president of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Natalie English, said in the press release, “With Lumos Fiber’s investment in optical fiber, Wilmington can confidently step into a new digitally empowered era. In a world where speed is paramount, our community wholeheartedly embraces this leap forward, understanding that superfast broadband is about empowering our workforce, nurturing innovation, and fostering a vibrant, connected community.”

For more news, products, and technical profiles in broadband cable and telecommunications technology, subscribe to BTR's newsletter and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook