According to the Federal Communications Commission, internet access represents one-third of ranking when residents look for states with the best infrastructure.
Louisiana ranks 48 out of 50 when it comes to internet service.
Vexus Fiber is a leader fiber optic service provider that started construction in Alexandria and Pineville locations in October of 2022.
Regional General Manager Greg Burke says the Vexus Fiber Hub will be at the previous David’s Bridal location.
“We’re also going to do some aerial connections and we’re going to work with the City of Alexandria because they own the poles and then we’ll cross the river, and we’ll work with Cleco on the poles over there because Cleco owns 90 percent of the poles in Pineville.”
Burke says it is important for residents to have access to the internet.
“Broadband accessibility, we’re at a point where it is now a basic amenity. In a 21st …