Ookla Rates C Spire Fiber as Mississippi's Fastest Broadband Internet Service

Telecom Tech Outlook | Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Unlike some other internet service providers, C Spire Fiber has no data caps, cancellation fees, or long-term contracts. The C Spire division provides exact appointment times, world-class customer service, and over 99.99 percent reliability.

FREMONT, CA: C Spire Fiber, which offers consumers Gigabit symmetrical broadband internet access, live streaming TV, and home phone services, has been verified as Mississippi’s fastest internet service provider by Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis.

The analysis by Ookla determined that C Spire Fiber delivered the fastest average internet download speeds in Mississippi over all other providers, including its two main competitors, AT&T and Comcast Xfinity, during the third quarter of 2020 - 100 percent faster than AT&T and 25 percent faster than Xfinity. To determine speed performance. Ookla analyzed consumer-initiated tests taken using Speedtest on a fixed network.

C Spire Fiber is a division of C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company. It operates the nation’s 11th largest fiber-optic provider and one of the nation’s largest Gigabit-internet fiber-to-the-home program with its reliance on an all-fiber, ultra-fast symmetrical speed broadband internet access network.

“Gigabit internet access is truly a game changer that boosts home values, broadens entertainment opportunities, helps expand local economies, creates jobs and improves the overall quality of life for consumers,” said Ashley Phillips, general manager of C Spire Fiber.

With many individuals and families forced to shelter in their homes since mid-March due to the public health crisis, high-speed internet access has become a necessity for consumers who desire remote access, student distance learning, internet-based streaming TV home entertainment, telehealth, and low-latency gaming, Phillips added.

As part of its comprehensive solution, C Spire Fiber provides a Smart WiFi mesh system, which learns, adapts, and adjusts signals to where they are needed the most. The system also features the latest innovations in parental controls, AI security, and guest access.

To determine the speed performance for fixed networks, Ookla assesses the fastest network speeds attained across a given network. Also, access to ISP service happens over wired and WiFi connections. As a result, Ookla considers tests on various Speedtest applications that connect to a fixed network, including tests on mobile phones over a WiFi connection. Each top carrier accounts for at least 3 percent of the sample size in Mississippi.

“With millions of tests taken using Speedtest every day, Ookla has developed a robust and comprehensive view of worldwide internet performance. C Spire Fiber ranked as the fastest internet in Mississippi based on our rigorous analysis. This is a testament to C Spire’s exceptional performance, as experienced by their own customers, in Q3,” said Doug Suttles, CEO at Ookla.