- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CARTHAGE, Miss. (AP) - MetroCast Communications is launching a new, advanced fiber-optic technology for its customers in Carthage.

The cable and Internet provide made the announcement of the “Fiber to the Home” program Monday.

Officials say MetroCast customers in Carthage will receive more than 150 new video channels, super-fast Internet and digital phone service.

Company officials say in a news release that the program provides a 100 percent fiber-optic connection that is made directly to the home. The technology converts data to laser light waves, which are transmitted over thin strands of glass.

MetroCast already has put the program in its Maryland and Virginia service areas.

It expects to the program in Starkville and Oxford this year.