Our company exists because we believe that all people and businesses should have access to the connectivity they need to accomplish what is most important to them. Our goal, over the next several years, is to build a next-gen fiber optic–based network to power internet access for the communities we will be privileged to serve.
Brightspeed was formed by the agreement reached in August 2021 between Connect Holding LLC and Lumen Technologies, Inc. through funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. to acquire certain telecom assets and operations from Lumen. Our network will serve more than 6 million homes and businesses in 20 states, primarily in the Midwest and Southeast portions of the U.S.
What truly excites us is the chance to bring the best technology to communities, particularly in rural and suburban America, who have not always had the choices in internet providers that they need and deserve.
We hope you will come to know us as the kind of people who wake up every morning thinking about better ways to provide the best, most reliable service to consumers and businesses, big and small. We’re committed to building a smart network for customers who want consistently fast internet, at a great value, delivered through a customer experience that makes staying connected simple and easy.
We understand that internet access powers life. We’re about keeping you connected, so you can work, learn, play, and accomplish what matters most.
As more and more of our country’s commerce, workforce norms, education systems, health care platforms, and entertainment choices gravitate online, the need for faster, more reliable internet access is imperative.
Technology is the key to our digital future, and we believe all current and prospective customers should have access to the best Internet service possible, whether they are connected to our legacy copper network or our new fiber platform. We are fierce advocates for more accessible, inclusive, and high-quality internet, and believe that doing so promotes equity in the communities we serve.
We are taking a bold view of this opportunity and are confident in our ability to deliver. We plan to build fiber to up to 3 million locations over the next 5 years.