By Lena Mitchell
Daily Journal Corinth Bureau
CORINTH – Residents eager for access to 1-gigabit Internet speed are preparing for a blitz of neighborhoods – fiberhoods – to get the ball rolling.
C Spire will open access to the website Dec. 4, where residents can register and pay a fee to let the company know they’d like the service in their homes.
The final map that will show which neighborhoods get first crack at installation will be available by Dec. 2, said Gary Chandler, president of The Alliance, which is helping organize the push for service.
City officials have been on board since C Spire issued the challenge to Mississippi cities in late September to show their desire to be first to receive Fiber to the Home service.
“They’re going to invest where they’ve got the most signups,” said Mayor Tommy Irwin. “You never know where technology is going to lead you, and I think this is a real good opportunity for us…”
Residents will be asked to make a $10 refundable deposit and provide credit card information when they preregister at www.cspire.com/Corinth, starting Wednesday.
The 1-gigabit Internet service will cost $80 per month for customers who do not have C Spire wireless. Cost for Internet and home phone service will be $100 per month and for Internet and digital TV service, and $160 per month for all three services. Wireless customers get a $10 per month discount on any package.
Once enough residents in a “fiberhood” – a required percentage of households in a target neighborhood – have signed up, installation in that neighborhood can begin.