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Fiber Internet for Rural Areas

Closing the digital divide in communities of all sizes.

We’re laying miles of fiber across rural regions.

Lumos is bringing our 100% Fiber Optic Internet2 to small towns and rural areas to help you stream, work and connect faster and more seamlessly in even the most remote areas. No matter where you are, you’ll have access to 24/7 local, friendly support so you’re always connected.

Lumos Fiber Internet makes a big impact on small towns.

We’re turning country roads into high-speed data highways. Our partnerships with local agencies and leadership help expedite fiber expansion in unserved and underserved communities by making it more accessible and affordable. See how we’re making a real-world impact in small rural towns.

  • Crozet, VA
  • Mebane, NC
  • Orange County, NC

Why choose Lumos for your rural fiber internet needs?

Empower your rural home with the right speed.

Lumos Fiber Internet makes remote work, learning and connecting with friends and family easier, no matter where you live. Use our Plan Finder Tool to determine how much speed your household needs.

Your rural internet questions, answered.

Why is rural internet so slow?

Rural broadband tends to be much slower than in urban locations for a few reasons. These connections usually rely on copper phone lines, which are the oldest and slowest type of broadband connection. Second, fiber internet isn’t often available in underserved and unserved areas because the lack of infrastructure and challenging geographical terrain like woods or mountains make it difficult and expensive to deploy. Lastly, rural households are typically further away from the main service line, so data must cover a greater distance to reach the home. With Lumos Fiber Internet, slowdowns are a thing of the past. Your connection is always fast in every direction, thanks to symmetrical upload and download speeds.

How does fiber increase internet speed in rural areas?

Unlike traditional cable internet often found in small towns, fiber optic cables send data as beams of light, faster than electrical cable signals. This makes for a more secure and reliable internet connection, especially over longer distances. Unserved and underserved homes far from the central internet hub can now enjoy lightning-fast internet, just like in the city. No more waiting for lectures to load or sitting through spotty telehealth appointments—everything’s quick and smooth. Learn more about how fiber outpaces cable and can improve rural living with high-speed connections.

How do I get faster internet in rural areas?

Access to high-speed internet is more important than ever for small-town residents and businesses. Fiber internet gives small-town living a speed boost, whether you’re a student learning online, a creative working from home or a patient seeking telehealth services. Read our blog to learn how to get fast, reliable fiber internet from Lumos.

What are the internet options for rural areas?

DSL, dial-up, mobile hotspots and satellite are often the only alternatives for many underserved and unserved communities. They can be frustratingly slow, expensive, unable to handle multiple internet users or unreliable in bad weather. That’s why fiber internet is so transformative. With Lumos, you’ll enjoy a new, faster and more dependable way to work, learn and connect remotely, even if the nearest big city is miles away.

How can I know if Lumos has service in my area?

Lumos is committed to bringing 100% Fiber Optic Internet to small towns and rural communities like yours. Check if Lumos is available in your North Carolina, South Carolina or Virginia region. We are continuing to grow our network every month!

1. Visa Prepaid Card: Eligible orders of 1 Gig – 2 Gig may receive $200 Visa Prepaid Card. Limited-time offer; subject to change or end without notice. Virtual card is issued by Pathward®, N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. No cash access or recurring payments. Can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted online, or phone/mail orders. Valid for up to 6 months; unused funds will forfeit after the valid thru date. Terms and conditions apply. Customer must be current on their bill and in good standing. Customers will be eligible to redeem 90 days after installation.

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.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 1 Gig and 2 Gig fiber internet orders only. Offer available in select markets only. Regular rates apply after the three months.