August 12, 2014
Metrocast Rolls Out FTTH in Select Mississippi Locations
By Oliver VanDervoort
High speed dark fiber is one of the most sought after technologies in America right now. That is made quite evident by the popularity of Google (News - Alert) Fiber and the line of towns that are waiting for the day when Google announces their high speed Internet is on the way. Metrocast Communications, a company that is offering video, Internet and phone in eight Mississippi communities, announced late last week that it has deployed Fiber to the Home (FTTH) in Starkville and Oxford, Mississippi.
This rollout marks the first time that either Starkville or Oxford have had this kind of technology go live. The company announced it has rolled out the technology in some very specific areas. FTTH has been rolled out at the Cottages at Creekside in Starkville, and The Preserve at Oxford Commons.
FTTH is a bit different than other Internet connections. This particular technology converts data to laser light waves which get transmitted over thin strands of glass. FTTH is one technology that is able to deliver rather advanced technology, products and services because there is a vast amount of data that can be carried over great distances at high speed and great reliability.
Metrocast actually has operations in nine states, having also rolled out FTTH to Maryland and Virginia. "We are excited to bring this advanced technology to these residents in Starkville and Oxford," said MetroCast (News - Alert) regional general manager, Rick Ferrall, in a recent statement. "Fiber to the Home will provide high levels of reliability and will ensure that residents have access to high quality video, Internet and phone services, backed with first-rate customer service and technical support."
While this particular technology isn’t really a mirror image of what Google Fiber is able to offer, it is an alternative that can be plenty effective. The Mississippi areas that have gotten this technology will certainly benefit from a faster Internet than they are used to.
Edited by Adam Brandt
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