DIAMONDHEAD, Miss.–Getting the new gigabit internet being rolled out by C-Spire as competition to Google Fiber is a top priority for Diamondhead. The city manager there says Diamondhead is an ideal candidate to be the first, but that any city in the state should be putting themselves out there in the competition.
If you remember back in 1995 or 96, more homes in Mississippi started getting dial-up. Then, just a couple of years later it was high-speed cable and DSL. Now cities across the U.S., like Kansas City and Bristol, Tenn. are getting the net at 100 times faster than the fastest DSL with Google Fiber. Now Mississippi-based C-Spire is rolling out the gigabit technology and wants to spread it all over the state and the country.
The “Get Fiber First” campaign offers Mississippi cities the opportunity to present a case for their communities to be the first and Diamondhead City Manager Richard Rose told News Mississippi because of the citiy’s dense population and close proximity to Stennis Space Center, it should be the first.
“They can build out quickly, effectively and efficiently and those people that work out at Stennis are gonna want this product, and they’re gonna want it now,” he said.
Rose said he believes the competition should be tight.
“Any city in the state should be in this contest along with us. This is an opportunity for the state to be ahead.”
You can check out the Get Fiber First campaign for your city here: http://www.cspire.com/fiberhome/