C Spire Building Fiber Optic Internet Service

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Ridgeland, Miss.

C Spire says it has started work laying fiber optic cable for high-speed fiber optic Internet service in Quitman and part of Ridgeland.

The company marked the start of construction in Ridgeland Thursday, part of the company's plan to lay cable in four Mississippi cities, including all of Quitman. C Spire also plans work in Horn Lake and Starkville.

Service is scheduled to begin this summer.

The company continues to register customers in those four cities, as well as in Batesville, Clinton, Corinth, Hattiesburg and McComb.

The Fiber To The Home effort launched last November and C Spire requires a certain percentage of residents in neighborhoods to sign up before the company commits to service.

Ridgeland-based C Spire also offers wireless telephone and data services.