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Brightspeed Reaches One Million Fiber Premises Passed 

April 16, 2024
The young company reached a fiber milestone and has two million more connections in progress.

Brightspeed, the nation’s fourth largest fiber broadband builder, announced last week that they have connected one million locations.

Brightspeed formed following Apollo Global Management’s purchase of a chunk of Lumen’s territory across 20 states, most of which were still copper connections.

“We hit the ground running when we launched the company only 18 short months ago, and reaching this significant milestone demonstrates the results of well-planned execution by the entire Brightspeed team,” said Brightspeed CEO Tom Maguire. “Thousands of customers are signing up for Brightspeed Fiber wherever we come to town, and we’re gaining momentum as we move closer to achieving our goal of passing more than three million locations.”

The company is building its fiber network in 17 states, leveraging XGS-PON for multi-gig-speed symmetrical upload and download capabilities, and service plans also include a Wi-Fi 6 router.

Brightspeed is investing $2 billion in deploying fiber to build a broadband internet network that will reach more than three million homes and businesses across 20 states, and pursuing state and federal funding to augment its current fiber network build plan.

You can read the announcement from Brightspeed here.

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