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Leading the way in broadband innovation for rural America.


As our world grows more and more digital, broadband access has shifted from a luxury to necessity, one that's sadly unavailable for many rural areas like those in our home state of Mississippi.


The C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium - a partnership between C Spire, Microsoft, Siklu, Airspan and Nokia - is researching how high-speed internet can be brought to rural America affordably.


Testing is currently underway in Mississippi, but the findings will give helpful insight for rural areas all over the nation, helping them compete in today's economy and empowering their future.

GOALS

TEST

Broadband
Technology

CREATE

New Business
Models

BUILD

New Automated
Tools

TRAIN

Communities in
Digital Skills

Consortium Partners Share Insights at Recent Meeting
Partners affirmed that appropriately aligning technology to environment is crucial but the larger issue to overcome is economics. Over the next nine months, the consortium plans to lay out different options to enable new ways of delivering broadband to rural communities, including new business models and design requirements for automated tools intended to enable third parties to design, build, and maintain a localized rural broadband network.

Partners

This is an initiative of the C Spire Tech Movement. Discover more ways we're working to move our region forward with technology and education.