OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxxSouth Broadband's total commitment in sponsorships, advertisements, support and charitable contributions to Mississippi communities over the past 12 months has reached a value of $991,631.48.
The telecommunications company works closely with numerous non-profit and community organizations to determine their specific needs and potential opportunities to contribute. MaxxSouth aims to serve and advance the community its employees live and work in.
"Our employees, myself included, are members of the communities we serve in," said Peter Kahelin, President and CEO of MaxxSouth Broadband. "We're strongly driven to give back to the communities we call home. MaxxSouth is committed to continually finding opportunities to serve our family, friends, and neighbors."
MaxxSouth was especially involved this past year with Mississippi State University (MSU). In February, the company offered a donation of rare and valuable Mississippi law books to MSU libraries, and in April, MaxxSouth entered into a $750,000 support agreement with the university.
A unique event for 2016 was the Amory Railroad Festival featuring MaxxSouth's American Idol Season Finale Viewing Party to support the Amory-native contestant, Trent Harmon. The viewing party, along with the two MSU donations, made up three of MaxxSouth's largest contributions this year.
Other events that benefited from MaxxSouth's sponsorships and in-kind advertising this year included the Pickwick Lake Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic, Carthage Oktoberfest, the Oxford EDF Golf Classic, the Tallahatchie Riverfest, the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show, the Holiday Marketplace, the Comic and Toy Show and many more. Many of these events gave a portion of their earnings to charities and local non-profits.
MaxxSouth has also made donations and gave complimentary broadband services to organizations throughout Mississippi. Newton County's three public libraries received Internet services from MaxxSouth this summer, and monetary contributions were given to Neshoba County Allies for Education, Starkville Saints Youth Football League, the Oxford High Science Olympiad Team and more.
"We are excited to connect with our local communities even more in 2017," added Kahelin, President and CEO of MaxxSouth Broadband. "We love being part of a strong community and take pride in helping it flourish in any way we can."
To find out more about MaxxSouth's local contributions, visit their Community First website at http://communityfirst.maxxsouth.com/
About MaxxSouth Broadband:
MaxxSouth Broadband's service area for video, high-speed Internet and digital phone stretches more than 200 miles and includes 20 counties and 60 communities in northern Mississippi and Alabama. The company currently has approximately 84,000 subscribers for broadband services and passes 110,000 homes. Operating as a subsidiary of the reputable and diversified media holding company Block Communications Inc., MaxxSouth Broadband continues to expand and enhance its state-of-the-art broadband network in the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.MaxxSouth.com.
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