Gigbit Broadband Goes Live in Oxford, Miss
Gigabit broadband is a now a reality for subscribers in and around Oxford, Mississippi. Local broadband provider MaxxSouth Broadband has completed its expansion of service to all of Oxford and to Starkville’s surrounding areas. The expansion relies on Docsis 3.1 technology, combined with the existing fiber-to-the-home services that the company launched last year. “Investing in infrastructures that provide state-of-the-art broadband services to cities that house important academic institutions is critical to support the development and future of these communities,” said Peter Kahelin, President and CEO of MaxxSouth in a statement on the launch. Kahelin went on to say that the company’s broadband network upgrades will continue later this year and into the future. The company also announced that the towns of Bruce, Calhoun City, Derma, Houston and Vardaman now have access to the 1 Gigabit internet broadband service, as part of MaxxSouth’s network enhancements.
The announcement follows an agreement with the city of Oxford that was finalized at the end of July. Under the terms of the agreement, Oxford will collect 5 percent of gross revenues that MaxxSouth collects from local customers for the next ten years. Those funds are deposited into the city’s general fund.
The agreement also allows the provider the right to provide cable service and to construct, operate, and maintain a cable system in, upon, across, above over and under, streets, alleys, easements, and all public ways laid out or dedicated in the subscriber area.
MaxxSouth broadband purchased the network area from Metrocast in 2014.