The experts have confirmed what we’ve known all along: C Spire Fiber is the fastest home internet in Mississippi. That’s according to Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis.
An analysis by Ookla determined that C Spire Fiber delivered the fastest average internet download speeds in Mississippi over all other providers, including 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.
Ashley Phillips, general manager of C Spire Fiber, says Gigabit fiber home internet access is a game changer. “Fiber’s symmetric speeds—for example, up to 940 Mbps upstream and downstream—are particularly important for interactive learning, remote work and telehealth applications,” he says. As a comparison, C Spire Fiber had 12 times faster uploads than Xfinity in Mississippi.
How Ookla ran the test
To determine the speed performance for fixed networks, Ookla assesses the best network speeds attained across a given network. Access to ISP service happens over wired and WiFi connections, and 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 accounted 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,” Ookla CEO Doug Suttles told us. “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.”