STARKVILLE, Miss., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MaxxSouth Broadband announced over the weekend the ongoing expansion of its broadband services to provide up to 1 Gigabit internet technology to Starkville’s surrounding areas. This latest upgrade, scheduled to launch first in the Highland Plantation community east of Starkville, will be completed in early spring of this year.
“MaxxSouth Broadband is committed to invest in technologies that enhance the quality of life in the communities we live in,” said MaxxSouth Broadband President and CEO, Peter Kahelin. “Our goal is to continue to provide internet speeds that are vastly faster than the average speed of connection in the United States, as well as diverse and exciting video content and affordable telephony services.”
Kahelin went on to describe that the average 20 Megabit internet speeds would take 32 minutes to download a two-hour HD movie; however, with 1 Gigabit internet speeds that same download would take about 25 seconds.
“These ongoing network upgrades come as an expansion of our current Gigabit services in the city of Starkville,” Kahelin stated. “Improved speeds will tremendously benefit students, businesses and residents in the county areas.”
Highland Plantation is a planned residential student community consisting of over 225 rental properties in 600 acres of land, located less than 2 miles from the east entrance to Mississippi State University.
“Not only are we committed to extending this 1 Gigabit network to new areas surrounding Starkville, but also we will continue our expansion of these advanced internet, video and telephony services into other communities throughout central and northern Mississippi. Upgrades will be made later this year and into the future,” said Kahelin. “We are excited about the enhanced triple-play services we currently offer, but we are looking to ultimately grant access to the newest technologies to everyone in the 61 municipalities that comprise our coverage area.”