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Cable ONE Biz Unit Mulls ‘Piranha Fiber’ Expansion in Mississippi  

MSO offers up to 2 Gbps using PON-based platform in Fargo, N.D., Norfolk, Neb. 7/18/2017 5:01 PM Eastern

Cable ONE’s business unit said it’s considering Mississippi as a contender for its next launch of Piranha Fiber, a PON-based platform that currently delivers symmetrical speeds up to 2 Gbps.

Cable ONE Business currently offers Piranha Fiber in select markets, including Fargo, N.D.; and Norfolk, Neb.  Piranha Fiber supports several speed tiers, including an entry level service that offers 50 Mbps down by 5 Mbps. Cable ONE said pricing starts at $99.95 per month when bundled with its business phone service along with a three-year commitment.

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“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, Chris Boone, VP of business services for Cable ONE, said in a statement. “This makes Mississippi an ideal fit for our next launch. 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.”

Several cable operators offer multi-gig speeds to businesses using fiber.  On the residential end,  Comcast sells Gigabit Pro, an FTTP-based, symmetrical 2 Gbps service, in several markets.

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