Brightspeed starts construction to offer fiber internet to thousands of Caldwell County residents – Lenoir News-Topic

Brightspeed Announces Fiber Internet Construction in Southern Caldwell County

Brightspeed, a telecommunications company, has initiated the construction process to connect thousands of residents in southern Caldwell County, including Granite Falls, to its high-speed Fiber Internet network. This expansion follows a previous announcement of fiber internet build for 35,000 residents in Catawba County.

The company aims to connect over 7,000 families and businesses in the area. The project is part of a larger initiative funded by grants totaling $51.8 million from the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) program. This funding will help extend Brightspeed’s fiber network to nearly 21,000 more locations across North Carolina.

In total, these funds and additional grants will provide approximately $177 million to connect approximately 81,000 North Carolina households and businesses across 41 counties to Brightspeed’s network. This brings Brightspeed’s total commitment in North Carolina to more than 880,000 fiber-enabled locations.

What to Expect During Construction

As construction begins, residents will start seeing Brightspeed trucks in their neighborhoods. The company prioritizes working quickly and efficiently while ensuring safety. Interested individuals can check fiber availability in their area by visiting and signing up for alerts. Once connected, customers can expect straightforward bills, easy-to-understand plans, and reliable internet connections.

Brightspeed Fiber is More Than Just Internet

High-speed internet is crucial for both households and businesses, as it helps bridge the rural-urban digital divide. Brightspeed is building its smart, fiber optics-based network in communities around Caldwell County to provide residents and business owners with the reliable connectivity they need for work, learning, play, and growth.

Brightspeed is currently investing $2 billion in deploying next-generation fiber-optic technology to build a more reliable, super-fast broadband internet network that will reach more than three million homes and businesses across 20 states.

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