NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KETK) – Vexus Fiber, a fiber-optic Internet service provider, has announced it will build in and around Nacogdoches.
The network will cost $ 20 million and be funded by Vexus, a company from Texas and Louisiana. They will provide multi-gigabit symmetric Internet service to more than 15,000 homes and businesses.
“We are delighted to continue expanding our network in Texas with our new 100% fiber optic network plans in Nacogdoches,” said Jim Gleason, CEO. “Vexus’ fiber optic network will provide homes and businesses with a new competitive choice for Internet and entertainment. This expansion brings reliable Internet access to families and businesses across the region, enabling them to access our future-proof fiber technology. “
Vexus plans to start construction in spring 2022, so their services will be available for some before the end of 2022. It will take around 18 months to set up the full network in Nacogdoches.
In September, Vexus broke new ground and began installing lines in Tyler. Residents were eager to have more options for ISPs.
Now, the company said, the fiber optic network can create more jobs, attract more businesses and increase property values.
“With the average number of devices in homes continuing to increase, it’s important that we provide our residents with speeds that match their families’ needs,” said Nacogdoches Mayor Jimmy Mize. “We believe that broadband fiber optic connections are essential to the infrastructure of a modern city. We are excited to be working with Vexus Fiber to begin the process of making Nacogdoches a thriving Gigacity. “
The fiber optic network program is part of a construction plan backed by investors from Pamlico Capital and Oak Hill Capital.
“The opportunity to grow with Vexus and new communities in Texas is very rewarding. We are extremely pleased with the progress made by the Vexus Fiber team in building a quality fiber optic network at a rapid pace for residents and businesses that need this network of the future, ”added Art Roselle of Pamlico Capital .
Fiber optic internet service is more reliable, according to Vexus.
“It has higher data capacity and bandwidth, is less susceptible to outside interference, and has much lower latency than a traditional copper connection,” the fiber company said.
Vexus will offer 10 gigabyte internet speeds, fully digital television and telephone service to its customers. Businesses will be able to get data connections of up to 10 gigs, voice solutions hosted by TeleCloud and TV packages.
Vexus Fiber operates in Lubbock, Amarillo, Wichita Falls and Abilene and in Hammond, Covington and Mandeville in Louisiana.
The company also extends to the Rio Grande Valley and San Angelo, Texas, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Vexus is headquartered in Lubbock, Texas.
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