Regional wireless provider C Spire is using the Google Fiber playbook to deliver ultra high-speed broadband in Mississippi. The move could signal a trend in which other companies use the Google business model to bring fiber to other regions of the US.
For a state such as Mississippi, an ultra high-speed fiber optic network, could be transformative. Mississippi ranks last nationally in many categories, such as education and health care. And it also has the lowest median household income, making it the poorest state in the nation.
C Spire executives are hopeful that a high-speed fiber broadband network could help improve Mississippi’s credit rating and help turn things around for the Magnolia state.