FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sparklight’s $46+ Million Network Investment
Keeps Gulf Coast Communities Connected
July 31, 2020 – Gulfport, MS – With investments of more than $46 million across the Gulf Coast over the past five years, Sparklight ® is committed to providing the fastest and most reliable internet service in order to keep Gulf Coast residents and businesses connected to what matters most.
“Connectivity is critical, now more than ever, and we are committed to ensuring that our communities have the internet speed and reliability they need,” said Julie Laulis, President & CEO. “A fast and reliable internet connection means our customers can perform their work and school activities from home. It means access to medical care via telehealth services; the ability to stay in touch with family and friends; and the continued cultivation of entrepreneurship and economic growth. These are the things that matter most to our customers and the reason why we’re investing so heavily in the communities we serve.”
Sparklight began launching Gigabit service across its fiber-rich network in 2016, making more than 200 communities in 21 states Gig cities. In 2019, Sparklight joined the NCTA –The Internet & Television Association, CableLabs and other industry partners in announcing plans to expand beyond current Gigabit offerings to a more powerful 10G (10 Gigabit) technology platform. 10G will combine greater capacity and lower latency with symmetrical 10 gigabit per second speeds, as well as provide greater reliability and increased security.
“We continue to make significant investment in deploying fiber deeper and closer to our customers to not only enhance reliability, speed and performance for our customers, but lay the groundwork for up to 10 Gbps speeds in the future,” Laulis said. “The digital needs of our residential and business customers are advancing rapidly, and we are actively working to stay ahead of those needs by creating a fast and reliable network that will support next generation technology.”
For more information, call 602-364-6372.
Sparklight® is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 900,000 residential and business customers in 21 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.
Senior Director, Corporate Communications