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NorthState provides high-speed fiber internet, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi, voice, and Fiber TV services to residential and business customers across North Carolina and Virginia, where we’re known as Lumos. Our customers enjoy the fastest fiber speeds available built on a network they can truly count on – all backed by local, expert customer care teams. We know that fast, reliable Fiber Internet is what you need to stay connected to the things that matter.

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Leadership Team

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    Diego B. Anderson

    Chief Executive Officer

    Diego Anderson serves as our Chief Executive Officer for Lumos and NorthState. He has extensive leadership experience driving business initiatives involving product development, deploying innovative technology, and advancing new market-driven economic development expansions. Previous experience includes senior leadership and business management roles at Segra, NTELOS and Sprint. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from South Carolina State, a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. Diego has also served on several civic community boards, including current board member appointments on the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont.

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    Jay Winn

    Chief Customer Officer

    Jay Winn is Chief Customer Officer for Lumos and NorthState, leading the company’s brand, customer experience, marketing, customer care, and sales channels. He has worked for many respected brands, including leadership roles at well-known agencies such as Ogilvy. Jay has a proven record of driving growth and transformation for technology companies, including Verizon, CenturyLink, Windstream, Comcast and the successful launches of the CenturyLink and Comcast Business brands. He earned the Gold Effie for marketing effectiveness as well as a Cannes Lion nomination for creativity. Jay received BBA and MBA degrees from Abilene Christian University.

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    Shane Ward

    Chief Financial Officer

    Shane Ward is Chief Financial Officer for Lumos and NorthState, leading all financial strategy, forecasting, analysis, accounting, and controls. With more than 24 years of diverse accounting and finance experience, he previously served as Chief Financial Officer for CTI Towers. During his tenure at CTI Towers, Shane navigated the company through sustained growth with $70 million in mergers and acquisitions transactions involving Vyve, Mediacom, and Cable One, expanding from an initial four towers to more than 1,100. Prior to CTI, he was the Director of Corporate Accounting for American Tower Corporation. Shane is a Chartered Accountant CA(SA) and a graduate of the University of South Africa.

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    David Smith

    Chief Network Officer

    David Smith is Chief Network Officer for Lumos and NorthState, leading operations, engineering, outside plant, facilities, supply chain, safety, and product development teams. He has over 15 years of experience in information technology and telecommunications and has held numerous business management leadership roles, including Booz Allen consulting. David holds a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Bridgewater College and an MBA from Averett University.

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    Scott Roy

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Scott Roy is Chief Human Resources Officer for Lumos and NorthState, leading the company’s employee engagement and organizational culture initiatives. With extensive experience in executive human resources leadership roles both domestically and globally, Scott has been in human resources leadership roles for various manufacturing entities such as Caparo Bull Moose, SPX, Faurecia Automotive, and Doosan Construction Equipment Co., ranging from multi-million to multi-billion dollars in revenue. He received a BA degree from Bowdoin College as well as Mind Spring in Asheville, NC, and finance for non-financial managers at Insead in Paris.

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    Tony DeGregorio

    Head of IT Transformation

    Tony DeGregorio is Head of IT Transformation for Lumos and NorthState, leading the company’s digital strategy, cybersecurity and IT transformational enablement activities. Tony brings more than 30 years’ of IT leadership experience with global organizations. Tony previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Harsco Corporation and, earlier in his career was Chief Information Officer at Tyco Flow Control, a division of Tyco International, now Johnson Controls. Tony served in the US Navy and subsequently received an Associate of Science degree in Electro-Mechanical Drafting and Design from the American Institute of Design in Philadelphia, PA.

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    Nora Mitchell

    Corporate Controller

    Nora Mitchell is Corporate Controller of Lumos and NorthState, overseeing all financial operations and reporting, along with vital treasury and tax functions. Before joining the company, Nora worked at Segra, where she served as senior director, assistant controller and director of accounting. Nora has extensive experience in accounting and finance with nTelos and in the auditing practice at Ernst & Young. Nora earned an M.S. degree in accounting as well as her BBA degree in accounting from James Madison University. She is an active CPA in the state of Virginia.

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Recent Press Releases

Tri-Gig Regional Collaborative Selects North State To Evaluate Broadband Infrastructure Plan

November 15, 2016
North State has been selected by the City of Greensboro, along with the cities of Burlington and High Point, Guilford County, UNC Greensboro, NC A&T State University and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) as its preferred vendor to initiate discussions regarding regional high-speed broadband efforts. This collaboration, known as Tri-Gig, is to encourage the development… read more

North State Announces New Fiber Equipped Building In Downtown Greensboro

June 22, 2016
North State announced today the availability of Fiber Internet at 101 S. Elm Street in Greensboro. This five-story office building is located at the corner of South Elm Street and East Market Street. It offers a full-service health club, a print shop and customizable office suites—all now with Fiber Internet. Upgrading to North State’s Fiber Internet… read more

Mandatory 10-digit Local Dialing Is Here

March 21, 2016
For Callers in the North Carolina 336 Area Code Starting April 23, 2016, all local calls made within the North Carolina 336 area code must be placed using the 10 digit telephone number (area code plus the 7-digit local telephone number), whether using home telephone service or cellular service. To ensure a continuing supply of telephone… read more

North State Stays Committed To The United Way Of Greater High Point With Another Record Setting Year

November 5, 2015
North State, a fiber-based Internet and cloud service provider, recently pledged $107,000 to the United Way of Greater High Point (“UWGHP”). North State has been a long-time supporter of the UWGHP with lifetime pledges of more than $1.2 million. “This year’s campaign was one of our best in recent memory,” said Royster Tucker III, Chief Executive Officer… read more

North State Announces New Fiber Internet Locations In Greensboro

October 7, 2015
North State announced today the availability of Fiber Internet in two multi-tenant buildings in downtown Greensboro. This is a step forward in North State’s plan to expand its fiber optic network throughout Greensboro and the Triad as it adds to the growing number of locations activated with Gigabit-speed Internet. The fiber-ready buildings are located at… read more

NorthState is becoming Lumos

We’re changing our name from NorthState to Lumos. And bringing North Carolina and Virginia 100% Fiber Optic Internet that’s built from the ground up. With the fastest uploads. The fastest downloads. The fastest Internet, period.

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