Brightspeed aims to deliver 60,000 new fiber passings by 2023 as part of the first phase of its fiber network build in Tennessee.
Brightspeed plans to add over 70,000 fiber passings for a total of over 130,000 new fiber-enabled locations in Tennessee in subsequent years.
Tennessee is part of the 20 states that make up Brightspeed’s footprint, encompassing mainly rural and suburban regions of the country. In total, Brightspeed intends to invest at least $2 billion in its fiber optics transformation, which is expected to reach up to 3 million homes and businesses over the next five years.
Brightspeed will bring internet and Wi-Fi to 60,000 residential and business locations in markets within Carter, Greene, and Washington counties by the end of 2023.
Brightspeed is leveraging the latest technology innovations as part of its copper-to-fiber transformation, including the deployment of XGS-PON, which is capable of offering internet speeds 1Gbps, and the fiber to deliver ultra-fast connections.