OXFORD, Miss, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxxSouth Broadband announced over the weekend the deployment of an advanced fiber-to-the-home 1 Gigabit Internet service for its customers in Oxford, Mississippi. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161031/434404 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161031/434403LOGO Government officials and community leaders, including U.S Senator Roger Wicker, State Representative Jim Beckett and Lafayette County Board Supervisor Kevin Frye, joined MaxxSouth Broadband's corporate officers to speak on the impact of these services in the Oxford community at a press event Thursday afternoon. "We think this is going to mean a better quality of life and also a better way to create jobs," said U.S. Senator Roger Wicker. "Not only for the big companies, which we all love, but the small startups. They need this type of fiber and today we're announcing a great opportunity…we're glad to be part of this, we want to be part of the team going forward." Oxford marks the third city in Mississippi where MaxxSouth operates as an optic-fiber network. In 2015, fiber-to-the-home was launched in Starkville, Mississippi; in 2014, an optic-fiber network was launched in Carthage, Mississippi—a first for Leake County. "As I campaigned last year, one of the things that repeatedly came up was Internet," Frye said. "What we know and what we all recognize—and what everybody has spoken about today—is the significant positive impact that can come from economic development and education having access to this high-speed Internet." Fiber optics uses state-of-the-art light signals over thin waves of glass to transmit data all the way to a home or business. It replaces outdated copper infrastructure like telephone wires and coaxial cables for a more robust connection.