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Cable ONE Business Brings 2 Gig Symmetrical Fiber Internet Service to Columbus

Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Businesses in Columbus soon will enjoy up to 2 gigabits per second of symmetrical internet speed with the launch of Cable ONE Business’ new service, Piranha Fiber – Ferociously Fast Internet. This comes five months after the launch of Piranha Fiber in Biloxi and a little over a year since the company announced plans to expand its fiber optic services for small- and medium-sized businesses into Mississippi markets.

“Piranha Fiber is the first 2 gigabit shared fiber optic internet service available to businesses in the Columbus area,” said Chris Boone, Vice President of Business Services for Cable ONE. “While most national fiber providers are offering 1 gigabit service, we’re the first to offer 2 gigabits. This puts Columbus on the map as one of the first 2 gigabit cities in the country.”

The company is finalizing construction plans for its newest fiber-optic technology, which will offer businesses both internet and telephone services. Plans indicate continual expansion into additional rural Mississippi communities for the foreseeable future.

“Cable ONE has invested more than $75 million in Mississippi over the past five years on network upgrades and enhancements in order to bring the latest technology and fastest speeds to our customers,” Boone said. “As part of our ongoing investment and with the launch of this new service, we are expanding our service offerings to local businesses while contributing to the economic development of the state.”

The new internet and phone services are delivered over a Passive Optical Network (PON), which combines the most favorable attributes from coax and fiber. Benefits include service delivered over an extremely reliable fiber-based architecture and shared bandwidth, which allows Cable ONE Business to spread its infrastructure costs over a broader customer base and offer the service at a price that’s affordable for most small businesses.

Unlike dedicated fiber internet service – which is often unattainable for small and mid-sized businesses due to construction costs and the required dedicated connection to our network – PON is a shared service, delivering superior capacity.

Several Piranha Fiber internet plans are available, beginning with 50 megabits per second and scaling to 2 gigabits per second. Pricing starts as low as $99.95/mo. when bundled with business telephone service for three years.

“Piranha Fiber is the most reliable business internet service available today,” Boone said. “Customers can expect maximum uptime with minimal delays for a truly unique online experience.”

For today’s businesses, a fast, reliable internet connection has moved from being a convenience to a critical component of success. Businesses rely on their internet connection to run integral processes and programs, including e-mail, e-commerce, cloud-based applications, video conferencing and more.

“Fast, reliable internet access is a productivity-enhancing factor,” Boone said. “It allows businesses to increase collaboration, send and share larger files more quickly, and take advantage of more cloud-based applications in order to achieve operational efficiencies, greater productivity and growth.”

Piranha Fiber is currently available in a number of Cable ONE markets outside of Mississippi, including Boise, Idaho; Fargo, North Dakota; Norfolk, Nebraska; Odessa, Texas: and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

 

Source: businesswire.com

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