Metro Bytes: UPN, Wyyerd, Lumos, Tribal Ready

March 30th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

Four bits of metro fiber and FTTH expansion news from around the country:

UPN is taking on Waco, building upon their existing depth within the state of Texas. They plan to build 30 route miles of fiber, connecting up downtown and the majority of the metro area. They’ll connect that infrastructure back to their footprints in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.

Wyyerd has two new projects going on. They have partnered with the city of Chula Vista, a California market to the south of San Diego. They’ll be building out infrastructure to enable FTTx and ‘Smart City’ services. Meanwhile Wyyerd has also kicked off an expansion in Gilbert AZ. It’s another municipality in the Phoenix metro area, but this time on the other side of town in the Southeast Valley area.

Lumos is expanding its South Carolina footprint into Spartanburg County.  They have plans to build out 706 miles of fiber and invest as much as $60M. They have already previously announced expansions in Richland and Lexington counties. They’ll be targeting Spartanburg, Cowpens, Duncan, Lyman, Greer, and Wellford. Engineering work will begin soon, with construction starting later this year probably. 

And Tribal Ready and Connect Humanity have teamed up for future infrastructure projects in Appalachia. They will look to bring fiber to 50 communities across the region, including 8 Tribal regions. Applications for BEAD and DEA funds will be forthcoming, as hopefully will more details on which communities might be involved.


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