Last week, Cable ONE Business confirmed it was looking for new states for future launches of its Piranha Fiber Internet. Mississippi stood out as a top contender. The company’s Piranha Fiber Internet is capable of deliver lightning fast speeds of 2 gigabits per second. With the expansion, Cable ONE would effectively become the only provider of 2 gigabit speed Internet in the state.

The company’s Vice President of Business Services, Chris Boone, discussed the prospect of entering the Mississippi market. “Piranha Fiber would be the first 2 gigabit shared fiber optic internet service available to businesses in Mississippi. 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.”

The Piranha Fiber service is currently available in a few select cities, including Norfolk, Nebraska and Fargo, North Dakota. Boone went on to confirm that the company has invested over $75 million in the state of Mississippi over the past five years. The money has been used for network upgrades and enhancements. Therefore, Mississippi would be a great location for the next launch of Piranha Fiber services. The unique Internet service relies on a Passive Optical Network. The PON offers the best of coax and fiber.

This combination produces extremely an reliable fiber-based architecture and shared bandwidth. This effectively allows Cable ONE Business to evenly distribute the infrastructure costs across a wider customer price and helps to keep prices affordable. Cable ONE Business offers a handful of Piranha Fiber Internet plans. They range in speeds from 50 Mbps to 2 Gigabits. Prices start as low as $99.95 per month when combined with business phone service for three years. Additional details can be found here.