Cable One Business ponders launch of 2-gig ‘Piranha’ fiber service in Mississippi

Cable One Business has announced that it’s considering the launch of its Piranha fiber internet service in Mississippi. 

The PON-based service, billed as “ferociously fast internet," delivers symmetrical 2 Gbps speeds and was launched in Fargo, North Dakota, and Norfolk, Nebraska, in January. 

"Piranha Fiber would be the first 2 gigabit shared fiber optic internet service available to businesses in Mississippi,” said Chris Boone, vice president of business services for Cable ONE. “While most national fiber providers are offering 1 gigabit service, we are the first to offer 2 gigabits. This would put our markets in Mississippi on the map as some of the first 2 gigabit cities in the country.”

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Cable One is offering entry-level pricing for the service at $100, which includes 50 Mbps internet speed, bundled landline phones and 3-year commitment. 

“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. 

“This makes Mississippi an ideal fit for our next launch,” he added. “As part of our ongoing investment and with the launch of this new service, we would be extending our plant to previously unserviceable areas in Mississippi, while contributing to the economic development of the state.”