Lumos, a leader Fiber Optic Internet Service Provider in North Carolina (NC) and Virginia has announced its second expansion in South Carolina. This extension from Lumos to South Carolina’s Spartanburg County brings 706 miles of fiber optic technology to the region. Lumos is the first provider to bring fiber technology to the community.
Lumos Extension to Spartanburg County
This Lumos expansion is part of the company’s initial $100 million investment in Richland and Lexington counties. According to the statement, Lumos will become the first fiber provider in the community, with upload speeds up to 385 times faster and download speeds up to 30 times faster than traditional cable or DSL technologies. In addition to Spartanburg, the cities of Cowpens, Duncan, Lyman, Greer and Wellford will also have access to Lumos fiber optic internet service.
Brian StadingLumos CEO, said: “The world we live in demands fast, and more importantly, reliable internet. According to Broadband Now, only 49% of South Carolinians have access to a 1 Gig symmetrical broadband connection, ranking 43rd in the country. Lumos puts is committed to improving connectivity in South Carolina by bringing symmetrical high-speed fiber internet to many communities across the state.
Spartanburg County residents are demanding high-speed internet in all parts of the county, and the County Council has responded by allocating millions of dollars in ARP funds to build broadband infrastructure in the county’s unserved and underserved areas.
Engineering work in Spartanburg County will begin soon, the company says, and residents will receive notification by mail when construction begins. Lumos will invest more than USD 60 million to bring more than 700 miles of 100% fiber optic technology to Spartanburg County.