Diamondhead, MS Selects C Spire's FTTH Services

DIAMONDHEAD, MS — Diamondhead, one of Mississippi’s premiere resort communities, is poised to become the first city on the Gulf Coast to receive C Spire’s next-generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services, including up to 1,000 Mbps internet access, live streaming TV and premium digital home phone.

Local government officials, business leaders and community representatives joined C Spire executives Thursday to announce the 8,071-population city located 50 miles northeast of New Orleans in Hancock County as the latest recipient of a suite of 21st century technology services that will transform the way homeowners live, work and play.

Ten Fiberhoods, 3,500 Homes
The 11.7 square miles in the city will be divided into 10 fiber hoods covering over 3,500 homes by the Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, which started taking homeowner pre-orders for the service Thursday.

“Fiber to the home is a revolutionary technology that promises to boost home values, broaden entertainment opportunities, help expand the local economy and improve the quality of life for everyone,” said Ashley Phillips, general manager of the C Spire Home Services subsidiary that manages the company’s FTTH program.

Construction in Diamondhead will begin in December and is expected to be completed by next summer with the first installations and service activations in early 2019. Phillips said C Spire will keep residents updated on construction progress and as new areas receive the services.

C Spire Completes 8,600 Route Miles of Backbone Fiber Infrastructure
The Diamondhead FTTH program promises to leverage the recent completion of new segment additions in South Mississippi and along the Gulf Coast to C Spire’s 8,600 route miles of backbone fiber optic infrastructure that spans much of the Magnolia state. “These services are future-proofed with the incredible capacity that this technology supports,” Phillips said.

In addition to gigabit-speed internet, which is available in only a handful of regions across the U.S., C Spire is offering Diamondhead residents digital home phone service and the nation’s first app-based, live streaming digital commercial TV service, which was honored by the cable TV industry last year as the best television technology product in the U.S.

With the addition of Diamondhead, C Spire has rolled out ultra-fast gigabit internet access and related services in 14 Mississippi markets, boosting overall broadband connection speeds in the state by 200 percent since 2014. The suite of services is competitively priced with additional discounts for C Spire wireless customers.

C Spire Tech Movement
FTTH is part of the C Spire Tech Movement initiative designed to leverage the company’s technology leadership and investments to help transform its service areas. Other program elements include creation of an AI-infused digital customer care platform and other leadership initiatives to drive innovation and development of a 21st century technology workforce.

Comments

Read what others have to say, and share your own thoughts with the community.

2000 characters remaining
Advertisement

© 2020 Broadband Properties, LLC

Privacy Policy

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable