Lumos to Invest More Than $100M to Expand Fiber Access in South Carolina

The provider will build nearly 1,200 Miles of fiber for residents and businesses.

  • Lumos Networks


Lumos will make a large investment in South Carolina’s Richland and Lexington Counties, bringing fiber-based internet service across the greater Columbia area. The expansion will blanket the region with nearly 1,200 miles of the latest fiber optic technology, with a capital investment of more than $100 million and the first investment from the company in the South Carolina region.

This new expansion will help provide fiber internet underserved areas, creating economic advantages that will serve the Columbia communities for decades.

From telemedicine to videoconferencing to streaming and beyond, the world as we know it requires faster upload and download speeds. Fiber networks from Lumos are built for the future, using the best technology available with speeds of up to symmetrical 5 Gbps.

With this new expansion, Lumos will reach underserved portions of Columbia, Forest Acres and Arcadia Lakes in Richland County, as well as West Columbia, Lexington, Cayce, Irmo and Springdale in Lexington County.

Lumos has received widespread and enthusiastic support from community leaders who are eager for residents and local businesses to have access to high-speed fiber Internet.

“Having Internet access is a necessity today. With Lumos expanding its broadband services in Lexington County, our residents and local businesses will benefit. We are happy to see Lumos continue their work to provide high-speed internet access to Lexington County residents.” – Scott Whetstone, Lexington County Council Chairman (District 1)

Engineering work by Lumos will begin in mid-2023, with construction starting shortly after – residents will receive communication by mail when this begins. They can also sign up for email updates at


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