C Spire President and CEO Hu Meena, left, congratulates Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman Monday after the company announced Starkville would be among the first nine cities in Mississippi to receive 1 gigabit per second residential Internet service. Wiseman also spoke at the event at C Spireâ€™s headquarters in Ridgeland. (Submitted photo)
Starkvilleâ€™s aggressive campaign to participate in C Spireâ€™s Fiber to the Home initiative paid dividends Monday as the company tapped the city as one of nine first-round finalists at a press conference in Ridgeland.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined C Spire CEO Hu Meena at company headquarters Monday, where representatives from applicant communities gathered to discover which would be among the first in the state to offer 1 gigabit per second Internet to its residents. C Spire representatives say the 1 gigabit service will be 100 times faster than national average broadband speeds.
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