Southwest Louisiana to get New High Speed Internet Service Provider in 2023

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Published July 08, 2022

Southwest Louisiana to get New High Speed Internet Service Provider in 2023

Louisiana – High speed internet service provider Brightspeed announced on July 7, 2022, that it will deliver up to 14,000 new fiber passings by the end of 2023 in the first phase of its fiber optics network build in the state of Louisiana. Brightspeed intends to pass an additional 14,000 fibers in the state in the coming years, for a total of up to 28,000 fiber-enabled locations in Louisiana. Calcasieu Parish is included in the areas to be serviced.

“We are pleased to share our initial fiber build locations for Louisiana,” said Sherry Hessenthaler, Operations Strategy Lead for Brightspeed. “Brightspeed’s mission is to expand and accelerate the availability of high-quality broadband that will enable our communities to grow and thrive. We are looking forward to offering a new choice in internet and to extending the full capabilities of our advanced fiber technology to residents and businesses in our Louisiana footprint.”

According to Brightspeed, their fiber build plan for Louisiana from 2022 to 23 will bring faster, more reliable internet and Wi-Fi to 14,000 residential and commercial locations in Acadia, Calcasieu, Evangeline, Franklin, Jefferson Davis, and Webster parishes.

“In addition to our initial network build scope, we welcome the opportunity to work with key stakeholders at state and local levels to further expand fiber-based internet availability through participation in Louisiana’s Granting Unserved Municipalities Broadband Opportunities (GUMBO) program and other initiatives as they arise,” added Hessenthaler.

Brightspeed indicated that they plans 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, including many rural and suburban areas where fiber and advanced technology have not previously been deployed. As it prepares for day one operations across its multistate operating territory, the company has increased its network design and construction planning.

Brightspeed’s next-generation FTTP architecture is being designed to aid in the acceleration of deployment and market availability. To support the multitude of connected devices in homes and businesses, the company is utilizing the most recent technological innovations, such as XGS-PON, which is capable of symmetrical internet speeds exceeding 1Gbps, and Wi-Fi 6.

For more information about Brightspeed, visit the company’s website,