MaxxSouth Broadband Launches Expansion of its 1 Gigabit Internet Technology to Starkville’s Surrounding Areas

STARKVILLE, Miss. (March 13, 2017)— 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 Highlands 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.”

Highlands 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.”

About MaxxSouth Broadband:

MaxxSouth Broadband’s service area for video, high-speed internet and digital phone stretches more than 200 miles and includes 20 counties and 61 communities in northern Mississippi and Alabama. The company currently has approximately 85,000 subscribers for broadband services and passes 110,000 homes. Operating as a subsidiary of the reputable and diversified media holding company Block Communications Inc., MaxxSouth Broadband continues to expand and enhance its state-of-the-art broadband network in the communities it serves. For more information, visit