Lumos invests $50m in full-fibre for Johnston and Harnett County

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Area of impact where Lumos will initially bring its 100% Fiber Optic Internet and Total Home Wi-Fi in Johnston and Harnett County, North Carolina. (Graphic credit: Business Wire)

U.S. provider Lumos is investing more than $50 million in Johnston and Harnett County, North Carolina, to bring its full-fibre services to residents and businesses in the area. These expansions mark the company’s fourth and fifth new market announcement in 2023.

Lumos will provide fibre internet to parts of the Johnston County communities of Benson, Clayton, Four Oaks, Selma and Smithfield, as well as those in Harnett County, including areas of Dunn, Angier, Coats, Erwin and Buies Creek. Lumos says that it will be the first fibre internet provider for some homes in these communities.

Brian Stading, CEO at Lumos says: “Lumos is changing the definition of internet connection in communities across North Carolina. We believe that all towns, not just the big cities, should have access to a fast and reliable broadband connection. With our Lumos network available in parts of Johnston and Harnett County, families and individuals will be able to seamlessly connect to online learning, telehealth and remote working opportunities.”

Desiree Patrick, Harnett County Community Relations Director adds: “We would like to thank Lumos for their investment in fibre optic internet for our Harnett County residents. This announcement is great news for Harnett County. One of our strategic actions is to increase the availability of high-speed broadband throughout the county – this investment allows us to do just that. We look forward to residents and businesses in the county having faster and more reliable internet.”

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