C Spire is ramping up its Southern state strategy with a $1 billion investment over the next three years to accelerate the deployment of ultra-fast 5G wireless technology and all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet.
The project will result in faster delivery of 5G wireless technology in Mississippi markets and provide ultra-fast, all-fiber broadband services to more than 200,000 homes and businesses by 2025 in Mississippi and Alabama.
When completed, the project is expected to bring all-fiber infrastructure to within 1,000 feet of half of Mississippi’s residential premises, deliver 5G service to nearly 600 sites representing over 60 percent of the state and expand next-generation, ultra-fast broadband services to more than two dozen Alabama markets.
C Spire CEO Hu Meena said the investment is expected to result in fiber within reach for half of all Mississippians – a record for the Southeast and 12th best in the U.S. – and millions of dollars in secondary economic benefits for both states through contracts and agreements with firms that will help C Spire with the massive infrastructure deployment and construction efforts.
Business executives expressed support for the C Spire investment initiative, including the 10,000-member Mississippi Business Council and the Mississippi Development Authority