How long will it take to build out the network, and when will services be available?

The next steps from Lumos are to formulate a more detailed engineering plan, which will take several months. The entire build – including the RFP and Lumos's privately financed portion – is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2025, barring unforeseen circumstances.

The construction timeline would make services available to homes within the RFP according to the following schedule:

PhaseHomes addedDate
11,000June 30, 2023
21,000Sept. 30, 2023
31,000Dec. 31, 2023
41,000March 31, 2024
51,000June 30, 2024
61,370Sept. 30, 2024

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1. Why did Orange County decide Broadband was a priority?
2. Why did Orange County choose to partner with Lumos?
3. How is Orange County paying for its share?
4. What will Lumos do?
5. How much will the service cost?
6. How long will it take to build out the network, and when will services be available?
7. My home is far off the main road – what can I do?
8. I want to sign up. What do I do?