FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sparklight® Invests $5.6 Million in Southeast Kansas, Paving the Way for 10G
September 22, 2022 – Independence, Kansas – Sparklight®, is working to bridge the digital divide and connect residents and businesses to what matters most with infrastructure investments of $5.6 million over the past three years to provide fast and reliable internet service to Southeast Kansas.
“We continue to invest in our infrastructure to ensure our customers have access to a state-of-the-art network designed to support the high-speed internet needs of our customers and communities – today and in the future. Whether they are working, learning, gaming or streaming from home, we are pleased to provide our customers with a seamless, best in class experience,“ said Julie Laulis, President and CEO.
Sparklight currently offers speeds up to 1 Gigabit for residential customers and up to 5 Gigabits for business customers over its fiber-powered network. With investments of nearly $950 million over the past three years across its footprint, the company is laying the groundwork to launch speeds as fast as 10 Gigabits (10G) and beyond. Delivering speed 10 times faster than today’s networks, 10G will transform the customer experience, creating new possibilities for smart cities, connected homes, virtual and augmented reality and business.
PC Magazine recently ranked Sparklight on the list of the top 10 Fastest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the nation for the second consecutive year. The leader for rigorous, labs-based comparative reviews of internet products, PC Magazine tested ISPs across the country based on upload and download speeds via PCMag Speedtest from June 1, 2021, to June 7, 2022. Earlier this year, Sparklight was named among the top 10 on PC Magazine’s Best Gaming ISPs list for 2022.
Sparklight® is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in 24 states. Sparklight provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. Sparklight Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.
Vice President, Communications Strategy