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Clinton Becomes Fourth Mississippi City to Qualify Multiple Areas for C Spire’s Historic 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home Internet Technology Initiative

Hinds County town turns fourth area “green” as part of nation’s first and only statewide rollout of 100 times faster Internet access

Clinton, Mississippi (March 25, 2015) – Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fourth area of Clinton this week – helping the city expand eligibility for C Spire’s ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home Internet and related Super HDTM TV and home phone services.

Municipal leaders and C Spire officials announced today that Clinton’s Cascades fiber hood reached its pre-registration target Tuesday and now joins the Southern Oaks, Hunter’s Ridge-Indian Trails and Bruenburg North fiber hoods, which qualified for the 100 times faster Internet service in late January.

The Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services company expects to finish engineering and begin construction in the latest Clinton fiber hood in June. Commercial service is expected to be available by mid-October in all four areas of the city.

Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher, whose city already has a reputation as one of Mississippi’s leaders in the adoption of education technology, said the latest progress shows that momentum is continuing as more residents learn about the opportunity to invest in the future.

“It’s exciting to know that we have qualified another area of the city for this game-changing service,” Fisher said. “I really believe we’re going to continue to see more areas qualify faster as we continue to share the opportunity with homeowners.”

Fisher said other parts of the city are making progress and are expected to qualify for the next-generation technology soon, including the Bruenburg South, Linda Drive and Lakeridge fiber hoods. “That’s a good thing because we want to ensure that this service is available in every area of our city where residents want it,” he added.

“We’re pleased that the city of Clinton is continuing to show momentum and that the excitement of Internet 100 times faster than the average consumer experience is growing there and in other Mississippi cities,” said Suzy Hays, senior vice president of Consumer Markets for C Spire. “Fiber to the Home is a next-generation technology that will help Clinton and other Mississippi cities become hubs for future investment and growth.”

For C Spire customers, the 1 Gbps Internet access is available for $70 a month, $90 a month for combined Internet and home phone, $130 for Internet and super HD TV and $150 a month for the three-service package. Non-customers must pay an additional $10 a month on all packages.

For a limited time, Clinton residents in the four qualified fiber hoods can sign up for the service and make the first round of construction. To order service, go online at www.cspire.com/clinton or call 1.855.438.1009 (GET100X) between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Online pre-registration remains open in Clinton for the remaining 16 fiber hoods at the same website address. Residents are required to make a $10 refundable deposit and indicate their interest for specific services.

C Spire turned up commercial Gigabit Internet and related services for its first residential customers in Quitman, Ridgeland and Starkville last year and expects to activate service in Clinton, Corinth and Jackson later this year. Madison was added as the 7th city in the program last week.

To learn more about C Spire’s Fiber to the Home initiative, visit www.cspire.com/fiberhome.

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