WHO WE ARE
C Spire, in business since 1988, is a telecommunications-based diverse technology company and the nation's largest privately held wireless communications provider. Its primary service area is in the Southeastern U.S., with headquarters in Ridgeland, Mississippi, and a workforce of over 1,350.
C Spire provides a superior comprehensive suite of customer-inspired wireless communications to consumers and businesses through its world class 4G LTE network and 4,000+ miles of fiber infrastructure.
The company operates 60+ retail locations, three call centers, a new $23 Million Tier III+ Data Center, Central Triage and Operations Center, Technical Operations Center and C Spire Business Solutions team for corporate and government sales, online at cspire.com and through its Telesales group at 1-855-9CSPIRE (927-7473). It is the only U.S. wireless communications provider that offers customer-inspired technology and is the nation's first statewide ultra-fast consumer broadband access initiative.
With nearly 1 million subscribers, the company continues to experience strong, steady growth in wireless, fiber and advanced technology services. For several years, the company has been recognized for its continued innovation and leadership by being named one of the nation's top technology innovators by InformationWeek and one of the 25 most powerful and influential telecommunications companies in the U.S. by Fierce Wireless.
Recently, Fiber to the Home Council Americas selected the company's historic Fiber to the Home initiative for its inaugural North America "Gimme Fiber" award. Through this initiative, C Spire Fiber will provide 100 times faster Gigabit Internet access, digital HD television and home phone and automation services in 10 Mississippi cities in its initial phase.
For the corporate customer, C Spire Business Solutions provides a complete focus on business and government accounts selling Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), dedicated high-speed Internet access, wireless and cloud-based data solutions.
C Spire's new $23 million, Tier III+ Data Center opened in November 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. This next generation cloud-based data center will be home to one of the nation's top high-end centers and offer businesses a wide range of colocation, cloud-based computing, storage and enterprise solutions. The center will feature the latest security infrastructure and complete disaster contingency plans. It will be the only data center of its kind in the Southeast with ample commercial space available for businesses with growing data service needs.
C Spire has paid more than $436 million in wages, salaries and benefits to its workforce and $198 million to vendors and contractors since 2003, resulting in a $1 billion incremental positive economic impact on local, state and regional economies in the U.S. When coupled with $298 million in sales, use and property tax payments and state and federal communications and 911 surcharges paid since 2006, the overall incremental positive economic impact to the public and private sector grows to nearly $1.5 billion.
As a company focused on and committed to the customer, C Spire also is dedicated to investing in the markets we serve by supporting educational initiatives through the C Spire Foundation, scholarship and endowment funding, corporate contributions and more. C Spire has donated nearly $30 million since 2003 to various educational programs, scholarships, community services and other non-profit social, health and human services programs.
IN THE NEWS
C Spire launches shared-data plans
Clarion Ledger, 12-05-2012
C Spire CEO named one of 25 most powerful leaders in U.S. wireless industry
Hattiesburg American, 11-20-2012
Seven awards given to 'Best of County'
Madison County Herald, 11-20-2012
C Spire celebrates store opening at new location
Brookhaven Daily Leader, 11-16-2012
Jackson Clarion Ledger: C Spire CEO a powerful leader
Clarion Ledger, 11-15-2012