Lumos begins Clayton, North Carolina fiber broadband build

Dec. 7, 2023
This latest network expansion will bring services to area homes and small businesses.

Lumos launched its latest fiber broadband expansion effort in Clayton, North Carolina, as part of a public-private partnership with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.

Upon completing this network build, Lumos will offer broadband fiber services to thousands of homes and small businesses.

This community is the first to begin construction after Lumos announced its $50 million investment in Johnston and Harnett County. Lumos will be the first fiber internet provider for many homes in Clayton, bringing affordable fiber broadband access.

One of the elements that was key in driving Lumos to get this build started was its work with the local community leaders.

Like other builds in its territory, Lumos' development in the Clayton area comes from partnerships with the town of Clayton, Johnston County, and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. Through these partnerships, Lumos is proactively working to bridge the digital divide by expanding its 100% Fiber Optic network into unserved and underserved neighborhoods in North Carolina.

"The Clayton Town Council and staff are enthusiastic supporters of expanding the availability of high-speed broadband. We are excited to hear about the investment that will be made in Clayton and our underserved communities," said Jody McLeod, Mayor of Clayton.

McLeod added, "This partnership will catapult us across the digital divide and keep us competitive in economic development."

Clayton, NC, is one of several communities where Lumos is expanding its fiber broadband presence. The service provider serves over 225,000 homes and businesses across North Carolina and Virginia.

Lumos has made fiber expansion a key priority. Earlier this year, Lumos signed a $1.1 billion sustainability-linked infrastructure financing deal with EQT to fund its fiber roll-out plans and refinance existing indebtedness. Sustainability-linked finance incentivizes the borrower's achievement of environmental, social, or governance targets through pricing incentives.