Company removes apartment complexes under long-term contracts from
fiberhood maps and adjusts the number of households that are needed to
qualify areas for the next-generation service
The new maps, which debuted today, reduce the size of several fiberhoods and the corresponding number of households needed to pre-register for the high-speed Internet and related digital TV and home phone services.
Pre-registration levels remain at either 35 or 45 percent for each fiberhood, but redrawing the boundaries should make it easier to see progress in qualifying neighborhoods for the game-changing service, according to
“We’ve worked very closely with city leaders on these maps and the changes rolled out today reflect the reality that it is easier to qualify areas for construction if they are smaller in size,” Baumann said. “With smaller fiberhoods, the results of grassroots efforts by residents are more dramatic and encourage more homeowners to pre-register to get this infrastructure in their neighborhood.”
In some cases, the company removed large apartment complexes and related buildings that were already under long-term or exclusive agreements with other broadband providers, resulting in the elimination of the
Baumann said the company is not closing the door on future construction of the infrastructure for apartment complexes. He said C Spire will consider those buildings if owners approach them and request the service. He also encouraged renters who want high-speed connections to inform building managers.
In addition to eliminating the Towne Center fiberhood, the company made the following changes:
While today’s changes only affect six of the 11 areas in
“We want to ensure that this infrastructure is available everywhere residents want to experience the quality of life improvements that accompany this technology and the resulting economic and social benefits,” Baumann said.
C Spire began installing fiber optic cable in Ridgeland’s Bridgewater neighborhood earlier this month and plans to expand those efforts to the Old Agency East fiberhood, which includes Dinsmor and several other areas, soon. A third area in
Baumann said the company is on a mission to move
Homeowner pre-registration began last December. Since that time, local government, community and business leaders have rallied residents in four of the cities to pre-register at levels that qualify six areas, including the entire town of
While construction has started in
When it launches service in the first C Spire Fiber cities later this summer, the company will have moved from vision to reality in less than 12 months. In comparison, Google took nearly three years before it selected and began offering Gigabit fiber service in
Pre-registration remains open in all nine C Spire Fiber cities. Residents are required to make a
For C Spire customers, the 1 Gbps Internet access will be available for
To pre-register or learn more about C Spire Fiber to the Home, visit www.cspire.com/fiberhome.
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Source: C Spire