RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) - C Spire has announced an initiative to give homes in Mississippi the chance for internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second - about 100 times the average speed.
CEO Hu Meena made the announcement Tuesday at a news conference at the C Spire headquarters in Ridgeland.
The regional telecommunications and technology services company's ultra high-speed Internet access will be marketed as C Spire Fiber to the Home.
C Spire hopes to have the first city connected by sometime in 2014.
Jared Baumann, Brand Product Manager at C Spire, says the company has about 4,000 miles of fiber optic cable throughout the state and plans to put down about 1,600 more miles.
C Spire is already offering high-speed, high-bandwidth connections to schools and businesses.
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