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Fiber Internet for Students

Learn at the speed of light.

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Is cable hurting your family’s study time?

Lumos delivers the upload and download speeds your family needs to hit the books, so study time is never disrupted.

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Watch online lectures uninterrupted.

Never miss a second of the teacher’s lesson plan due to frozen screens or fuzzy audio. (But we can’t help if your student nods off.)

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Collaborate in real time.

Inviting study buddies over won’t throttle speeds when everyone’s online. Connect all the users and devices you want anytime.

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Be a quick study.

With equally fast upload and download speeds, browse research articles, access e-books and submit assignments without pulling an all-nighter.

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Keep all the tabs open.

Multitask online without fear of slowing down so every deadline is met. (Don’t worry, we won’t tattle that Netflix is open, too).

Make the grade with internet that never throttles.

Every Lumos Fiber Internet plan includes:

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Equally fast uploads (sending data) and downloads (receiving data).

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Freedom to use multiple devices online at the same time with no slowdowns.

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Unlimited data – we’ll never put a limit on your internet usage.

Your cheat sheet to popular fiber internet questions.

While Lumos does not offer student discounts, we do believe fast, reliable internet should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer 100% Fiber Optic Internet2 at as little as $50 per month.

Online learning includes reading digital course materials, attending video lectures and submitting large assignment files every day. All of this takes a lot of bandwidth and speed to provide a smooth online learning experience. Lumos offers speed packages from 500 Mbps to multi-gig fiber internet to fit students’ needs:

  • 500 Mbps plan – Download a movie while streaming a live lecture at the same time.
  • 1 Gig plan – Students in a large connected family can download a 2-hour webinar in just 37.9 seconds.
  • 2 Gig plan – Students in a very large connected family can download a 2-hour online course in just 18.9 seconds.
  • 5 Gig plan – The most studious learner can run all the advanced software they need to ace their classes.

Can your current internet provider keep up? Test your connection’s real-time speed to see if you should switch to Lumos.

Distance learning is here to stay, and students need fast, reliable internet to keep up with their remote studies. Only fiber offers equally fast upload and download speeds to ensure they can stream lectures, video conference classmates or back up assignments to the cloud without frustrating data caps or throttling. Fiber also provides more bandwidth than cable, allowing your household to connect as many users and devices as you need (so there’ll be no slacking during group project collaborations). Make the switch to Lumos 100% Fiber Optic Internet2 to create a more efficient and productive online learning experience.

Yes, fiber internet offers higher security to remote students because of the way it transmits data. Traditional internet cables send electrical signals over copper wiring, which are vulnerable to electromagnetic interference (EMI) that pose security risks. However, fiber cables transmit light signals over thin glass tubes that do not generate EMI. This makes fiber data signals much harder for cybercriminals to intercept private information.

No, Lumos delivers equally fast upload and download speeds so students can dive into their online courses, research and assignments without worrying about throttling or hitting any data limits, ever.

With the rise of online learning, many rural students are being left behind due to limited access to a reliable home internet connection. At Lumos, we believe all learners deserve fast internet, no matter what size community they’re from. That’s why we’ve prioritized bringing 100% Fiber Optic Internet2 access to unserved and underserved rural households. We’re expediting network expansion, which involves the deployment of nearly 1,000 miles of fiber.

Read our blog to learn more about how to get fiber internet in rural areas.

1. Prepaid Mastercard: Eligible orders may receive virtual $200 Prepaid Mastercard. Virtual card is issued by Pathward®, N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard U.S.A. Inc. No cash access or recurring payments. Can be used where Debit Mastercard is accepted online, for phone/mail orders, or in stores that accept mobile wallet. Customers will be eligible to redeem the gift card 90 days after installation and must redeem it within 60 days of redemption eligibility.  Once redeemed, the gift card will expire 180 days from the date of redemption, after which unused funds will be forfeited. Terms and conditions apply. Customer must be current on their bill and in good standing.

2. 100% Fiber Optic network not available in all areas. Internet speeds are up to the maximum advertised upload and download speed available based on a wired connection. Wired and wireless speeds may vary by location and are not guaranteed.

3. Free installation is available on select tiers and will vary by market.

4. Promotional Fiber Internet rates are for the first 12 months of service only. Taxes, fees, and surcharges are extra and subject to change at any time. Promotional rates require purchase of listed services as described. Then-current standard rates apply after the 12th month. Limited-time offer; subject to change or end without notice. Offer not valid with any other offer or promotion. Offer is only available to new residential accounts in Lumos markets where fiber is available. Downgrades from existing plans with Lumos will not qualify for discounts. 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. All rights reserved.

5. One month of free service eligible on 1 Gig and 2 Gig fiber internet orders only. Credit will be applied within first four billing cycles. Regular rates apply outside of the one-month discount.

6. One month of free Lumos TV Viewer’s Package eligible on plans of 500 Mbps and 1 Gig. Offer available in select markets only. Restrictions apply. Regular rates apply outside of the one-month discount. Taxes and fees extra. The total discount amount applied is equal to the monthly charge for Lumos TV Viewers Package at $100.00, plus the broadcast service charge of up to $35.50.

7. Three months of Enhanced Parental Controls powered by ExperienceIQ® service included on eligible orders of 1 – 8 Gig fiber internet orders only. Offer available in select markets only. Regular rates apply after the three months.

8. Free Total Home Wi-Fi included on orders of 2 Gig – 8 Gig. Additional extenders may be needed for complete coverage.


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