C Spire to bring gigabit broadband to the ‘silicon south’


Telecommunications company C Spire wants to create a gigabit broadband corridor in the Southern US. The company unveiled a gigabit internet initiative yesterday, that aims to make southern cities and towns hubs for innovation and economic activity. C Spire executives revealed details about the company’s ambitious plans to move forward with an aggressive deployment of 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) ultra high-speed Internet access, called C Spire Fiber to the Home, at a news conference attended by state government officials, business executives, mayors and economic development leaders.

Hu Meena, president and CEO of C Spire Wireless said the company took the bold step to launch its 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home initiative because, “We know that unlocking the potential of next generation technology for the communities we serve requires taking optical fiber all the way to their door.” C Spire’s Fiber to the Home service will be available to any community near an existing fiber route that opens its arms to welcome it, with fast-track permitting and homeowner pre-registration.

The company is focused on Mississippi for its first phase and has issued a call to action for cities, and companies to state their broadband needs and what they might do with gigabit internet. C Spire will review the applications and those with the best action plans will see deployment first.

C Spire says it is ready to offer the fastest Internet in the world at a competitive price. CivSource recently reported on the growth of gigabit broadband in other metro areas like Omaha, Nebraska. Advancements in the Southern half of the US are new and notable.

Government and civic officials, as well as interested residents, will find answers to their questions and all the information they need to actively pursue C Spire Fiber to the Home for their community by visiting www.cspire.com/fiberhome. There, they will find a detailed RFI (request for information), a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions, maps of C Spire’s current fiberoptic network and more. The company will also be hosting a local town hall meeting to answer questions on Monday, September 30, 2013.