Almost all homes and businesses have 5 Gig internet speeds available

LUBBOCK, TX – Vexus Fiber has officially declared the city of Abilene a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Vexus. This marks a major milestone for Abilene along with Vexus now that the company’s ultra-high-speed, multi-gigabit fiber optic network is available to a majority of households and businesses throughout the city.

To date, Vexus has installed almost 600 miles of fiber optic internet throughout Abilene, bringing future-proof multi-gigabit speeds to residents and businesses through its privately funded $49 million investment in the community.

“Cultivating a certified Gigabit City isn’t just about internet speeds; it’s about fostering innovation, empowering businesses, and enriching lives through seamless connectivity,” said Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna. “It’s a testament to Abilene’s commitment to progress and our dedication to providing our citizens with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age.”

Vexus has served Abilene since the mid-2000s, and it began rapid expansion across the community in 2021. Since then, the company has expanded its service to over 40,000 residents and more than 4,000 businesses.

Vexus is part of the nation’s largest independently owned, 100% fiber optic network provider and services more than 350,000 homes and businesses across Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico with multi-gigabit fiber internet.

“It’s a privilege to connect the people and businesses of Abilene,” said Jason Gebhart, Director of Operations at Vexus. “We are honored to declare them a Certified Gigabit City.”

Vexus launched multi-gig speeds up to 5 Gig / 5 Gig across their service area for residential customers earlier this year. They offer a variety of speeds starting at 150/150 Mbps to suit every household. Businesses can receive connections customizable at limitless multi-gig speeds to meet their specific needs, and TeleCloud-hosted communication solutions that bring together phone, chat and video conferencing services in one platform.

“It’s a groundbreaking time at Vexus,” noted Gebhart. “We are expanding the services available to our customers from multi-gig speeds to Premium Total Home WiFi capabilities along with high-powered solutions for businesses. We’re also growing as a company by adding additional local employees in every market we serve. We’re committed to being community builders in every way from the future-proof fiber optic networks we build to ensuring local management and decision-making.”

Abilene residents and businesses interested in learning more about Vexus services may visit

Designation as a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Vexus is earned once a majority of households and business locations have access to Vexus’ symmetrical fiber optic internet speeds of at least 1 Gigabit. The number of households is based on the total Households and the number of business locations is based on total All firms from the U.S. Census Bureau.

City officials interested in adding their community to Vexus’ growing list of communities may visit or contact Mike Gallagher, VP Business Development at or 407-312-2029.

Vexus Fiber currently operates fiber-to-the-home networks in Lubbock, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Abilene, Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, Tyler, San Angelo, Nacogdoches, Huntsville and surrounding areas in Texas, as well as Hammond, Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, Lake Charles and Alexandria in Louisiana, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The company is also building new networks in Borger and Denison, Texas, as well as Las Cruces and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vexus is headquartered in Lubbock, Texas.





Vexus Fiber is a leading provider of high-speed fiber-optic internet and part of the nation’s largest independently owned 100 percent fiber optic company. They offer advanced telecommunications services for residents and business customers across Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. As a technology leader, Vexus Fiber offers an extensive range of internet connectivity over a true fiber-to-the-premises network. Services include HD Video, Voice, TeleCloud Business Services and more. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and exceptional customer service, Vexus Fiber is revolutionizing the way people connect and communicate. For more information, please visit