Expansion Part of $1 Billion Investment in Wireless & Fiber Deployment
RIDGELAND, Miss. (April 5, 2023) – C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, is rapidly expanding its fiber infrastructure by bringing 5G service to the residents of Wiggins, Mississippi.
The expansion is part of an unprecedented $1 billion investment launched in 2021 – the largest capital spend in company history – to accelerate the deployment of ultra-fast 5G wireless technology and all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet in key parts of its service area in the southeastern U.S.
“We are excited to be the first to rapidly bring customers the benefits of new 5G wireless network technology where they need it the most with fast speeds and dependable service,” said Craig Jackson, general manager, wireless for C Spire. “Regardless of location, C Spire is committed to providing the best network experience for customers across our footprint.”
Data usage on wireless devices has continued to increase and not just in the bigger cities. In Mississippi, the average customer uses their smartphone device 35% more than the global average. This translates into greater demand from consumers, businesses and government entities likes schools and law enforcement.
“C Spire initially brought cell phone service to the Wiggins and Stone County area in the 1990s,” said Jackson. “It continues to be an important market for C Spire today and this investment proves that.” The company is the nation’s largest privately-owned mobile services firm and sixth largest in the U.S. industry. The rollout is a part of C Spire’s broader efforts to bring consumers and businesses next generation 5G benefits now and in the future. To learn more about C Spire 5G, visit www.cspire.com/5g.
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.