Corinth enters competition for C Spire Fiber early

By Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – Acting quickly on C Spire’s Wednesday announcement of a “first-come-first-serve” opportunity for cities to obtain fiber optic Internet access, the Corinth Board of Aldermen passed a resolution Thursday in a special called meeting to be considered for early connectivity.

Mayor Tommy Irwin, economic development leader and The Alliance President Gary Chandler and Alderman Andrew “Bubba” Labas will travel Monday to C Spire’s Ridgeland office to emphasize the city’s interest.

C Spire describes its “Get Fiber First” initiative as a “race to become a C Spire Fiber community,” and the resolution declares Corinth’s desire to be a First Launch Community.

Corinth School District Superintendent Lee Childress spoke in support of the community-wide high-speed Internet access on behalf of the school district, but individuals throughout the community will be able to register their support on the C Spire website at cspire.com/getfiberfirst beginning Monday and continuing through Oct. 20.

Early and widespread support from the community will be a significant factor in C Spire’s decision about where to establish the service in the early rollout, the company said.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com