Sparklight Invests $6.5 Million to Upgrade Natchez, Miss and Vidalia, LA Networks

Sparklight®, a leading broadband communications provider, will begin a $6.5 million upgrade next month to its robust, fiber-rich network in Natchez, Mississippi and Vidalia, Louisiana, bringing speeds up to 1 gigabit for residential and small and medium-sized business customers.

The project will further strengthen the reliability of Sparklight’s high-speed internet service, while building a future-proof network to meet the long-term connectivity needs of the Natchez and Vidalia communities.

“We have been a proud part of the Natchez and Vidalia communities for more than 23 years and this latest investment illustrates our commitment to not only bringing fast and reliable internet to Natchez and Vidalia residents and businesses, but outstanding local service by Sparklight associates who live and work in these neighboring communities,” said John Hilbert, Sparklight’s Natchez and Vidalia General Manager. “This infrastructure upgrade enables us to meet the evolving digital needs of our customers while delivering a high-value service and a quality customer experience.”

Hilbert says gigabit speeds will allow for faster downloads and uploads, enhanced streaming and gaming and uninterrupted connections in multi-device homes.

“Demands on bandwidth are greater than ever before in homes today. Working from home, online learning and multiple video streams mean our customers need access to superior internet service. Sparklight is proud to meet that need with speeds up to 1 gigabit and reliability customers can depend on,” Hilbert said.

Sparklight Business currently offers up to 100 gigabits of symmetrical speed over a dedicated fiber connection to larger Natchez and Vidalia organizations, government agencies, healthcare facilities and educational institutions.

Work on the Natchez and Vidalia infrastructure upgrade is projected to be complete by the first quarter of 2023.