C-Spire Celebrates Ridgeland for Start of Construction on Mississippi’s First Gigabit City

Gigabit CityC Spire to celebrate start of construction on Mississippi’s next-generation 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home service offering 100 times faster Internet access. Only statewide 1 Gig ultra-fast consumer broadband initiative in the U.S. promises to boost home values, attract high-tech investment and new jobs.


C Spire invites media representatives to attend a news conference on Thursday where the company will announce the beginning of construction on its ultra-high speed 1 Gig Fiber to the Home initiative offering Mississippi residents 100 times faster broadband Internet access. The announcement is the next step in C Spire’s ambitious “Get Fiber First” challenge – a call-to-action for Mississippi cities and towns to rally their residents and showcase their collective desire to bring the technology of tomorrow to their communities today.

Four of the nine cities in the initial phase of the project already have qualified areas for the game-changing technology, which is available in only a handful of other U.S. cities. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Fiber to the Home Council President Heather Burnett Gold, the mayors of Ridgeland, Quitman, Starkville and Horn Lake and a host of other government, business and community leaders and dignitaries will be joining C Spire CEO Hu Meena to celebrate this historic moment for the Magnolia State.


Thursday, May 8, 2014
10 a.m. CST


Bridgewater Homeowners Association Clubhouse
Parking lot
115 Bridgewater Crossing
Ridgeland, MS 39157


  • Hu Meena, president and CEO, C Spire
  • Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant
  • Heather Burnett Gold, President, Fiber to the Home Council
  • Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee
  • Quitman Mayor Eddie Fulton
  • Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman
  • Horn Lake Mayor Allen Latimer
  • Joe Reardon, attorney and former Kansas City, Kansas Mayor
  • State and local economic development leaders
  • Business leaders and community representatives


Dave Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager, C Spire