C Spire invites your community to apply to be a first launch location. The competition has two parts.
Phase 1 consists of a Request for Information to local entities, combined with individual interest registrations. At the end of this phase C Spire will choose one or more finalist locations (city, county, or other district). We are currently in Phase 1.
Phase 2 will challenge individuals to officially pre-register for service in neighborhoods of the finalist locations.
Local Government/Community Groups
|Download the Request for Information(RFI)|
|Email firstname.lastname@example.org of your intent to respond to the RFI. Please include your community name, key contact, and phone.|
|C Spire will verify back to you that your community has sufficient existing fiber to qualify it for a potential first launch.|
|C Spire will provide you with an upload link.|
|Upload your response. To be eligible as a first launch community you
must submit by 11:59 PM on October 20th.|
Questions? Email Us
Let us know where you want C Spire Fiber to the Home! Your interest will help us choose the first locations.
Frequently Asked Questions
A transformative service that includes an ultra-fast 1 Gbps Internet connection, plus home phone and television, provided over fiber optic connections directly to the home.
Speed to action. A community that streamlines construction permitting and fast tracks an attractive local franchise agreement is better positioned to be first with this new technology, but we are looking for leaders to think outside of the box. C Spire is talking about transforming the way internet is brought to this region, likewise communities need to rethink what they can do to help make this possible.
Right now individuals can tell us they want it, by registering your interest at cspire.com/getfiberfirst. After the finalist communities are selected, individuals will be able to pre-register their interest as a resident in one of the preselected neighborhoods.
C Spire Fiber currently provides Internet access and data circuits over fiber to schools and government. This will continue to be customized and priced unique to the customer.
Three factors are the most important:
This is a breakthrough technology that can dramatically change the way you connect and bring the world into your home. Speed this fast opens immense opportunities for the individual user to discover new opportunities. To start, here are some key benefits to consider:
We will accept incomplete RFI responses. Please be as thorough as you can in the tight timeframe offered.
Absolutely as early as possible – speed is paramount. We hope as early as this fall, or early 2014. The support of local entities and resident pre-registration will be key factors in announcement timing.
We anticipate as early as possible in 2014.
There is not a pre-determined count. It largely depends on the launch community(ies) – but we are definitely looking to deploy in the largest number of homes possible.
There is not a direct cost, beyond any ancillary costs the community may choose to help spur adoption.
Google launched a 1 Gbps service in Kansas City. C Spire takes this same breakthrough technology and plans a faster, deeper roll-out for maximum community impact.
The price will be very competitive and will be at a level sensible enough to attract a large number of families to purchase the service. Pricing will be announced at a later date closer to official pre-registration.
Internet pricing for businesses will continue to be personally quoted from C Spire Business Solutions based upon custom bandwidth, transport technology, and total communication system needs.
Yes. Details will be announced in the near future.
Details on this will be announced at a later date.
Fiber optic cabling is a cable that carries one or more strands of glass. Digital pulses of light carry signals along the line – what we call the ‘speed of light.’ This is the preeminent technology for Internet speed and reliability – it offers the highest speeds, best signal transmission, and best reliability in adverse weather conditions.
In most cases C Spire uses directional boring. In some rare cases aerial pole attachments are used.
It depends on the age and type of wiring inside the home. In most cases we will need to add new wiring from the demarcation point outside the home to the home gateway.
Yes. This is one of the great technological benefits of the service. C Spire will deliver 1 Gbps upload, not just download. This is particularly important for home-based businesses, but also supports live two-way video conferencing sessions and other benefits still to be discovered. Actual transmission speeds will depend on the user equipment.
Yes, it works with standard Wi-Fi routers. To handle full gigabit speeds, a Wi-Fi router will need to use the 802.11ac standard.
Consumer packages will be announced at a later date.
C Spire is committed to providing personal service to all of its customers. The exact role of the neighborhood C Spire Wireless store will be determined based upon the final deployment community(ies).
C Spire will go to neighborhoods in which fiber assets are nearby and where homeowners move quickly to pre-register for service in sufficient quantities to make the deployment economically feasible.