FTTH Council Selects C Spire Fiber to the Home Internet technology initiative in Mississippi for 2015 Star Award


ANAHEIM, Calif. /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire's ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home Internet technology initiative in Mississippi has received the 2015 Star Award from the Fiber to the Home Council Americas (FTTH Council) for helping promote the expansion of consumer broadband access in the U.S.

The announcement was made Tuesday at the FTTH Council's 2015 "Fiber on Fire" Connect Conference in Anaheim, California and follows C Spire's successful commercial launch of 100 times faster Internet access and related services in three Mississippi cities last fall – just 12 months after announcing the historic initiative.

In presenting the award to C Spire, FTTH Council President Heather Burnett Gold cited the company's success in making its bold technology vision a reality.  "Mississippi is home to the nation's first statewide Gigabit speed Fiber to the Home project.  That's a terrific accomplishment and one that puts the Magnolia State at the forefront of a growing trend of empowered communities across the nation," she said.

The Ridgeland-based telecom and technology services company turned up service in its fourth city earlier this month and is on track to activate Fiber to the Home services in three additional cities by the end of this year.  "C Spire and its partner cities have moved quickly and with purpose to deftly chart the state's broadband future," Gold added.  "This is real progress and is due in large part to a unique public-private partnership that uses powerful and positive technological improvements to lift up communities and empower citizens to build better lives.  The energy, enthusiasm and excitement among consumers across Mississippi for Gigabit services is palpable."

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About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, 1 Gigabit consumer Internet access as well as a full suite of dedicated Internet, wireless, IP Voice, data and cloud services for businesses.  This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.

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