The Mississippi-based and privately-owned company has evolved into one of the Southeast’s leading telecommunications and technology services providers
RIDGELAND, Miss., (Feb. 4, 2023) - C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, celebrates 35 years of customer inspiration this month. Launched on Feb. 4, 1988, as Cellular South with only nine employees on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a wireless provider, it has grown into the largest privately held wireless carrier in the U.S. It has also evolved into a leading telecom and technology company offering fiber internet, and business IT solutions such as internet, VoIP, cloud and managed services.
C Spire successfully completed its first wireless call in Gulfport on the Mississippi Gulf Coast between former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning and then U.S. Representative Trent Lott.
Today, C Spire services business customers in more than 30 states in the U.S. with a focus on the Southeast. C Spire has continued to expand residential fiber in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, and now owns or manages more than 17,000 miles of fiber with the vast majority being fiber in the ground.
“Our passion for ensuring the customer is always first, has never wavered,” said Hu Meena, CEO for C Spire. “As we celebrate this milestone of 35 years in wireless, we are committed to continuously discovering new ways to improve the lives of our customers through technology.” Meena added, "While we are proud of what we have accomplished, we are even more excited about our future."
Headquartered in Ridgeland, Miss., C Spire's telecom history goes back to the late 1940's with the purchase of rural telephone companies.
The future remains bright as C Spire continues offering its customers the very best in products and services and expanding its broadband fiber and 5G wireless networks.
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, cloud and managed IT services for businesses and enterprises. 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.