Lumos Partners with TDI for

“Borderless Classroom” Pilot to Provide 1k

Households with High-Speed Internet

High Point, North Carolina


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Recently, Lumos announced the company’s selection as the Technology & Data Institute’s (TDI) broadband partner for the “Borderless Classroom” pilot in Guilford County Schools, making Lumos the in-home high-speed internet provider for students across the county.

The public-private partnership will bring 100% fiber internet access to roughly 1,000 households this school year for a seamless and safe online learning experience, with the potential for greater expansion. TDI and Lumos are already working to bring this critical digital infrastructure to select houses.

The program secured funding through two grants, totaling approximately $3.5 million, and will provide high-speed internet service to certain student households for three school years. The program will initially cover three schools in High Point, N.C., through the end of the 2026 school year but has the potential to one day reach an additional 30,000 students without access to an adequate and affordable in-home broadband network. 

“Lumos is committed to changing lives and contributing toward a more equitable future through reliable, lightning-fast fiber optic internet. We are empowering the possibilities of tomorrow where we envision every student having equal opportunities to learn in our ever-evolving digital world.”
Brian Stading, CEO of Lumos

Lumos will launch the educational network portion of the offering thanks to their deployment of Calix SmartTown™, a managed service on the Calix broadband platform that easily serves entities like schools, municipalities, and more. By offering differentiated services and hardware, Lumos can best serve its customers’ needs and enable students to stay connected.  

“Lumos has an inspiring vision to be the kind of broadband provider that’s known for the value they deliver to their communities. We are proud to support Lumos teams with a broadband platform that enables them to differentiate, win new markets, and grow their subscriber base by deploying a range of managed services that delight their customers and create world-class communities.”
Mark Dressler, Chief Revenue Officer at Calix