Quitman Among First Cities for C Spire Fiber

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Ridgeland, Miss.

C Spire has selected nine Mississippi cities to receive its 1 Gig Fiber to the Home Internet service.

The Ridgeland-based company says the initiative gives homes in Mississippi a chance for Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, about 100 times the average speed.

The company says the cities are: Batesville, Clinton, Corinth, Hattiesburg, Horn Lake, McComb, Quitman, Ridgeland and Starkville.

C Spire says 33 Mississippi communities applied for the Internet service.

The company say Monday's announcement is the first phase of C Spire's Fiber to the Home program. The company plans for a statewide deployment of the service.

Quitman Mayor Eddie Fulton says it's an unbelievable opportunity to create a network becoming the most technologically-advanced small city in the state.

C Spire said it hopes to have the first city connected by sometime in 2014.

The company is already offering high-speed, high-bandwidth connections to schools and businesses.

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