Lumos, a leading 100% Fiber Optic Internet and Total Home Wi-Fi service provider in the Mid-Atlantic celebrated the launch of its service in Goldsboro with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday morning at the Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends Facility Hall.
With this expansion, Lumos will serve over 14,000 underserved households in the Goldsboro
area and is the first fiber internet provider to more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the area.
Lumos’ expansion into Wayne County is made possible through a Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grant.
“We are grateful to NCDIT for recognizing our work as we build a 100% Fiber Optic network that reaches many parts of North Carolina, not just the large cities,” said Brian Stading, CEO of Lumos. “The GREAT grant funds will allow us to provide Wayne County with lightning-fast internet access, giving residents the bandwidth and reliability to work from home, learn remotely, attend telehealth appointments and more.”
Lumos’ services will help residents and small businesses thrive in the digital age and will provide unique opportunities for the people of Goldsboro, bridging the digital divide.
In addition to its expansion efforts, Lumos will partner with the Kramden Institute to provide funding for a Computer Basics program, which will provide an economic impact on residents and small businesses for years to come.
Lumos participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a government funding program created to improve the affordability of home internet service. Eligible households can pair their $30 ACP benefit with the company’s $30 internet plan to receive high-speed internet at no cost.
Among the elected officials in attendance were Goldsboro Mayor David Ham and Congressman Wiley Nickel.
To check if Lumos’ 100% Fiber Optic Internet is available at your address, visit lumosfiber.com/builtforthefuture.