A company called Brightspeed is planning to install fiber-optic cable in Port Aransas to provide more than 3,000 homes and businesses here with a new option for Internet service, a company spokesman said.
“We have completed the engineering design and construction field survey in Port Aransas,” said Gene Rodriguez Miller, director of public relations for Brightspeed.
“We are continuing key aspects of the pre-construction process before we can begin physical construction,” he said.
Another spokesman said physical construction is expected to begin in January. But company officials haven’t announced exactly when the firm’s high-speed internet service will become available in Port Aransas.
“We do not have an expected completion date at this time,” Miller said.
Asked whether the fiber-optic cable will run underground or on power poles, Miller said, “We are in the early stages of the build process, and I can’t speak to specifics for each premise passed.”
People would have to purchase internet service through Brightspeed to use the network once it becomes available, Miller said.
Brightspeed is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
The company has nearly 4,000 employees and serves 20 states, mainly in the Southeast and Midwest.
According to the firm’s website, Brightspeed was established in October this year “with Apollo-managed Funds (APO) acquiring Lumen assets.”
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