- Associated Press - Thursday, February 20, 2014

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) - Ridgeland-based C Spire says neighborhoods in four Mississippi cities will wire residences for its high-speed fiber optic Internet.

C Spire is offering the 1 gigabit-per-second fiber optic service in nine Mississippi cities.

C Spire is requiring a certain percentage of residents in neighborhoods to sign up for the service before the company commits to delivering it.

The town of Quitman and Ridgeland and one neighborhood each in Horn Lake and Starkville met the required sign-up goals.

C Spire Wireless’ Fiber To The Home high-speed Internet service program requires at least 35 percent to 45 percent of an area’s residents to pre-register to get the service in those neighborhoods or cities.

The percentage needed is based on home density in each area. Each neighborhood or city also must have access to existing C Spire infrastructure.

The Fiber To The Home effort launched last November, which C Spire says offers Internet speeds 100 times faster than anything available.

Other cities that could receive the service include Batesville, Clinton, Corinth, Hattiesburg and McComb.



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