Almost 90% of homes and businesses have Gig internet speeds available
LUBBOCK, TX – Vexus Fiber has officially declared the City of Amarillo a Certified Gigabit City Powered by Vexus. This marks a major milestone for the City 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 more than 396 miles of fiber optic internet throughout Amarillo, bringing future-proof multi-gigabit speeds to residents and businesses through their privately funded $64.5 million investment in the community.
“Amarillo takes pride in being a Certified Gigabit City powered by Vexus. Vexus has been instrumental in providing our
residents and businesses with a reliable fiber internet connection,” said Andrew Freeman, Interim City Manager from the City of Amarillo. “As we continue to focus on the future of our city, the services offered by Vexus are crucial to achieving our goals.”
Vexus has serviced Amarillo since the mid-2000s and began rapid expansion across the community in 2020. Since then Vexus has expanded service to almost 75,000 residents and more than 4,000 businesses across Amarillo.
“In the digital age, broadband connectivity is the lifeblood of a growing city,” said Rich Gagnon, CIO and Assistant City Manager from the City of Amarillo. “A connected population fuels innovation, empowers education, and drives economic prosperity, turning a city into a thriving hub of limitless opportunities.”
Vexus is part of the nation’s largest independently owned, 100% fiber optic network provider and services more than 300,000 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 Amarillo,” said Larry Eby, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Vexus. “We are honored to declare them a Certified Gigabit City. This status ensures economic development for decades to come and has the potential to attract new businesses and residents to the city.”
Vexus will also be launching multi-gig speeds up to 5 Gig / 5 Gig across their service area for residential customers in the coming weeks. Businesses can already 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 an exciting time at Vexus,” noted Brian Borthwick Director of Operations in Amarillo at Vexus. “We are expanding the services available to our customers from multi-gig speeds to enhanced 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, including Amarillo. 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.”
Amarillo residents and businesses interested in learning more about Vexus services may visit VexusFiber.com. Vexus was also named one of Nextdoor’s 2023 Neighborhood Faves in Amarillo. The only annual award where neighbors vote to celebrate their favorite local businesses.
Vexus operates a retail store located at 2221 1-40 Frontage Rd in Amarillo. And currently employs almost 60 local team members. Those interested in joining the Vexus team can visit VexusFiber.com/Careers.
Certification for 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 VexusFiber.com/Gigacity or contact Mike Gallagher, VP Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-312-2029.
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 VexusFiber.com.
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