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Mississippi City Joins C Spire's Technology Initiative

October 21, 2014

Mississippi City Joins C Spire's Technology Initiative

By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor

C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, recently announced that it will offer ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home broadband Internet access for residents of city of Jackson, MS. The residents will soon be able to enjoy 100 times faster broadband fiber-based Internet access and related digital HD TV and home phone services.

C Spire has already kicked off a campaign to make people aware of the new technology, resulting in hundreds of pre-registrations for the services. To get pre-registered, residents had to pay a nominal, refundable fee of $10 and provide their credit card information. The company also signed up with schools, community groups, churches and homeowner associations to help accelerate sign-ups.

The company has laid out 4,600 miles of fiber optic cable so far, as part of a fairly modest test program in which the company looked for interested parties in certain cities, even in certain neighborhoods, rather than going to a large-scale rollout. Currently, there are six areas that qualify for the new service.

“As a customer-inspired company, we felt this approach was the best way to help ensure that we get Gigabit speeds to people faster,” said Hu Meena, president and CEO of C Spire. “A primary goal is to ensure Mississippi has easy access to fiber technology just as we are delivering on our goal of ensuring consumers and businesses in our state have access to the latest wireless technologies.”

A few weeks ago, C Spire started construction in Starkville, MS, for a 1Gbps Fiber to the Home initiative, part of C Spire's quest to offer 100 times faster consumer broadband Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. C Spire crews began installing fiber optic cable in Starkville -- marking another milestone in the company's mission to move the Magnolia state from worst to first in national rankings for average Internet speeds and consumer access to super-fast broadband services. 

Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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