LUMOS CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF ITS 100% FIBER-OPTIC INTERNET IN MEBANE, NORTH CAROLINA AND HONORS ECU STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR WITH GRANT
HIGH POINT, N.C. (Aug. 1, 2023) – Lumos, a leading 100% Fiber Optic Internet and Total Home Wi-Fi service provider in the Mid-Atlantic, celebrated its launch in Mebane, North Carolina, with a ribbon cutting at the Mebane Historical Museum that was co-hosted by the Alamance Chamber of Commerce. The company’s network will provide reliable, high-speed Internet service to nearly 100% of homes within Mebane city limits. It will also be the first fiber-optic Internet provider for many.
In Alamance and Orange County, Lumos is building infrastructure that will pass nearly 70,000 homes across Mebane, Burlington, Gibsonville, and Elon. In addition to making a significant private investment to achieve this expansion, Lumos will also leverage its N.C. GREAT grant awards to benefit these communities.
“We are excited to launch our service in Mebane and proud to provide coverage for nearly 100% of households within city limits,” said Brian Stading, CEO of Lumos. “Fast and reliable Internet is no longer a nice-to-have, but a necessity. Our 100% Fiber Optic Internet will provide residents with a network advanced and fast enough for their work, school, health, and life needs.”
At the ceremony, Lumos honored East Carolina University student entrepreneur Elizabeth LaFave with a $1,500 grant for her company, Invenire. Through its Invenire App, Invenire provides a digital platform to rural museums and libraries that organizes, digitizes, and advertises archival content. The platform connects museums with a broader audience, showcasing the internet’s ability to educate and connect. Invenire will work with the Mebane Historical Museum to digitize its core exhibits to reach more North Carolinians and future generations.
“Our future goal is for Invenire to be viewed as a digital learning resource, reinforcing the importance of small museums and libraries,” said Lafave. “Our partnership with Lumos is a vital building block in our aligned mission for digital equality.”
“Today reflects the bridging of time periods for the benefit of Mebane,” said Mayor Ed Hooks. “We have Lumos Fiber bringing cutting-edge, fiber optic technology to Mebane, but Lumos is also philanthropically partnering with Mebane Historical Museum by donating the Invenire App. This app will allow our historical museum to continue its mission of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting all manner of Mebane’s cultural and historical past via a new web-based technological approach, thereby making our museum as close to you as the phone in our hands, no matter what part of the world we are in.”
To check if Lumos’ 100% Fiber Optic Internet is available at your address, please visit www.lumosfiber.com/builtforthefuture.
About Lumos: Lumos provides 100% Fiber Optic Internet, whole-Home Wi-Fi, voice, and streaming services, to more than 225,000 homes and businesses across North Carolina and Virginia. We believe that the possibilities of tomorrow cannot be built on the infrastructure of yesterday. That’s why we’re building a 100% Fiber Optic network from the ground up for families, small businesses, and communities, backed by local, expert customer service. An Internet built for that most hopeful of all things – the future. Because whatever the future holds, we make it faster. Learn more at www.LumosFiber.com.