Daily Journal, wire reports
Corinth and Starkville are among nine finalists for C Spire’s fiber-to-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 other seven cities are Batesville, Clinton, Hattiesburg, Horn Lake, McComb, Quitman and Ridgeland.
C Spire says 33 Mississippi communities applied for the Internet service. It says 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.
C Spire 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.