Corinth, Starkville among finalists for C Spire fiber service

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.

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  • barney fife

    OK, what kept Lee County communities off the list?