The information below is abbreviated in content. The full release, provided by C Spire can be accessed here.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi – On May 30, Mayor Barker and local/statewide officials joined the team at C Spire to announce the launch of the company’s residential fiber program, which features Gigabit speed internet access, award-winning live streaming TV and premium digital home phone.
C Spire Home Services, the unit that manages the company’s residential fiber program, is beginning installation this week of the game-changing infrastructure in the first neighborhoods located in northern and western parts of the city with plans to complete work and begin offering services this summer.
“Residential fiber is a game-changer and this revolutionary technology infrastructure promises to boost home values, broaden entertainment opportunities, help expand the local economy and improve the quality of life for homeowners,” said Ashley Phillips, general manager of C Spire Home Services. “We expect to move quickly with the city’s help and support.”
Hattiesburg is the company’s 16th market and second largest city in Mississippi to participate since the Fiber-to-the-Home initiative was launched in 2013.
“This is one more step in expanding the technological infrastructure of our city while providing more options to our residents and businesses,” said Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker. “Today’s announcement continues our trajectory as one of the most dynamic cities in the Gulf South.”
The first customers to receive the services not only will experience a quantum leap in broadband internet speeds and capacity, but also get access to digital home phone service and the nation’s first app-based, live streaming digital commercial TV service honored by the cable TV industry in 2017 as the best television technology product in the U.S.
The Hattiesburg residential fiber program is leveraging new infrastructure additions along Highway 49 and other key areas in South Mississippi to C Spire’s over 9,000 route miles of backbone fiber optic cable that spans the state. “Our services are future-proofed with the incredible capacity that this technology supports,” Phillips said.
- The following neighborhoods will see construction through the end of 2010:
- Kirkwood Park
- 40th Place
- Shadow Ridge
- Canal Place
- Cascades of Hattiesburg
- Lexington Circle
Additional neighborhoods will follow based on the request of residents. To add your home to the list of requests, visit cspire.com/fiber.