Lumos Completes 100% Gig Speed Fiber Internet Project in the Alleghany Highlands

Bringing the area’s first future-proof, multi-gig speed network.
  Alleghany Highlands, VA (November 12, 2021)—Consumers and businesses in the Alleghany Highlands now have access to a state-of-the-art, 100% fiber network from Lumos, a premier provider of fiber-to-the-premises internet. Lumos now offers direct fiber connections to the internet at speeds the region has never had before, eliminating the digital divide and placing Alleghany Highlands at the forefront of the gig economy. With the completion of this project, Alleghany Highlands leapfrogs a generation enabling an economic boom and the ability to attract gig workers who want to live, learn, work, and thrive in the region. “Our goal is to bring gig-speed fiber internet to as many people as possible, especially those in underserved communities,” Lumos CEO Diego Anderson said. “I’m thrilled to announce we now have a 100% fiber network in Alleghany Highlands, which brings the first future-proof network to the area and one that is essential for Alleghany Highlands to thrive in the gig economy and continue to attract and retain the best and brightest who want to live and work in this beautiful location within the Commonwealth.” “Our fiber broadband network anchors the area’s campaign to attract new residents and businesses to ‘Live Uniquely, Work Remotely.’ Only a 100% fiber network can provide the reliability and consistently fast download and upload connections necessary for ultra-high-bandwidth applications including HD quality video meetings, virtual learning, latency-free VR gaming, e-commerce, and cloud computing,” said Anderson. “This milestone culminates a monumental collaborative public-private partnership effort between the leadership in the county, city, and towns in the Alleghany Highlands,” said Delegate Terry Austin. “This type of alliance for the greater good of the region is what makes this area special, and we will continue to highlight the region as a great place to live and work, now with the huge asset of universal fiber broadband.” The completion of the Alleghany Highlands project demonstrates the effectiveness of public/private partnerships to bring broadband to rural communities, helping close the digital divide. Lumos worked on the Alleghany Highlands initiative with the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service initiative. Since completing the initiative, Lumos has continued investing in the community to bring universal fiber internet with a total investment of over $21 million. The completion of the fiber expansion marks a significant increase of over 12,000 fiber-capable addresses and the addition of more than 650 route miles of fiber within the Alleghany Highlands. Consumers interested in fiber-optic internet service can check availability at or by calling 855-GO-LUMOS. About Lumos Lumos provides ultra-high-speed fiber internet, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi, voice, and streaming services to nearly 200,000 homes and businesses in Virginia and North Carolina, where we’re known as NorthState. But we are more than your average internet provider. Our customers enjoy the fastest, symmetrical gig speeds available built on a network they can truly count on—all backed by local, expert customer care teams. We know that consistently fast, reliable internet is what you need to stay connected to the things that matter. Learn more at News media contact Scott Carpenter 336.722.9660 or  

†Free first month of service eligible on 1 Gig and 2 Gig fiber internet orders only. 

^Free installation eligible on all tiers from 200 Mbps – 5 Gig. Regular rates apply after first month. 

**Limited time offer; subject to change or end without notice. Offer not valid with any other offer or promotion. Offer is available to new residential accounts in all Lumos markets where fiber is available only. Offer and rate require purchase of listed services as described. Downgrades from existing plans with Lumos will not qualify for the first month discount. The rate of $40 per month includes up to 200 Mbps (upload) x 200 Mbps (download) Fiber Internet. Promotional rates require purchase of listed services as described. Promotional rates are for 12 months; then-current standard rates apply after the 12th month. The promotional rate of $50 per month for 12 months includes up to 500 Mbps (upload) x 500 Mbps (download) Fiber Internet. The promotional rate of $70 per month for 12 months includes up to 1,000 Mbps (upload) x 1,000 Mbps (download) Fiber Internet. The promotional rate of $100 per month for 12 months includes up to 2,000 Mbps (upload) x 2,000 Mbps (download) Fiber Internet. Taxes, fees and surcharges are extra and subject to change at any time. Internet speeds are up to maximum advertised upload and download speed available based on a wired connection. Wired and wireless speeds may vary by location and are not guaranteed. Services are subject to all applicable service terms and conditions found at, subject to change at any time. Equipment and additional services are extra. Service not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Credit qualifications apply. Call 844-650-0045 for complete details. ©️2023 Lumos. All rights reserved.

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