MaxxSouth Broadband has committed gift-in kind support to the Mississippi State University Foundation valued at USD750,000 as part of the company´s continued commitment to higher education in the region.
As part of the support agreement, MaxxSouth Broadband will provide advertising and other services to MSU Libraries and to a variety of other programs at the university over a three-year period. This support will provide for a positive impact not only to the students enrolled at MSU, but to the Mississippi community in general that benefit from the various programs that MSU and MSU Libraries provide to local residents.
The impetus for the latest gift was the February donation of a major collection of rare, early Mississippi law books to the MSU Libraries Special Collections Department by John Robinson Block, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade, which, like MaxxSouth, are subsidiaries of Block Communications.
That donation, which means the most extensive collection of Mississippi Territory imprints published prior to 1817 are now housed at Mississippi State University, opened the door to further conversations about MaxxSouth support.
As a result, MaxxSouth Broadband will be recognized as a donor into the MSU Foundation´s Stephen D. Lee Society level within the prestigious Legacy of Leadership.
Through its Community First program, MaxxSouth Broadband has already contributed thousands of dollars to the areas it services, delivering on the company´s mission to give back and support its communities in ways that enhance their quality of life.
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 80,000 subscribers for broadband services and passes 110,000 homes.