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C Spire Shifts Implementation of New State Technology Contract Into High Gear


Agreement promises to boost use of next-generation infrastructure to deliver cutting-edge voice, data solutions

Jackson, Mississippi (September 10, 2020) – C Spire is moving forward with full implementation of a new advanced voice and data contract with the Mississippi Department of Information Technology that promises to transform the state into a 21st century technology powerhouse.

“We’re ready to provide next-generation advanced, 21st century technology that relies on fiber-optic infrastructure and ultra-fast, Gigabit speed internet access to meet the growing economic, job and growth needs in the state of Mississippi,” said C Spire CEO Hu Meena.

C Spire has finalized an eight-year contract with the state for voice and data services, wholesale internet access, hosted Voice over Internet Protocol, long distance services and upgrade and expansion of the state’s college and university research network.

The state expects to save $32.8 million over the life of the contract while taking advantage of C Spire’s network of fiber optic technology and advanced IP-based services that will keep Mississippi on the forefront of future innovation with access to the fastest internet speeds – up to 100 Gbps.

In 2018, C Spire completed a major technology upgrade for the Mississippi Optical Network (MissiON) – the state’s science and technology research and development arm - tripling capacity, cutting overall costs and expanding the size of the consortium of university and government entities.

To learn more about the broader state technology contract and C Spire’s efforts to improve the Mississippi Optical Network, visit

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