On September 24, 2013, C Spire CEO Hu Meena issued a call to action to neighborhoods, towns and cities in Mississippi to tell us why they need, want and will benefit from the future opportunities and potential of C Spire’s 1 Gig Fiber to the Home service. The response has been outstanding to say the least.
Phase I of the Get Fiber First Challenge focused on getting communities and individuals energized about the initiative and having local leadership submit an official RFI (Request for Information) response. Additionally, we provided a web form that enabled individuals to express their interest and tell us why their neighborhood should Get Fiber First.
Communities Respond with Videos
C Spire received official RFI responses from over 30 communities representing virtually every geographic area of the state. As part of their responses, several communities also provided a video (or two or three!) for us to consider and to show their respective community’s enthusiasm for the project. See for yourself the passion for tomorrow’s technology that the Get Fiber First Challenge has sparked in the videos below.*
* Note: C Spire is posting these videos to acknowledge and share the excitement of cities that have a passion for innovation and the desire to make their communities better and from residents who want to join the fiber revolution by being the first to get world-class broadband speeds. Disclaimer: Posting these videos does not constitute a direct or implied endorsement by C Spire of any city, town or community's formal application or response to our request for information (RFI). Each application will be considered independently based on its own merits. Selection of finalists will be based on overall responsiveness to the criteria outlined in the RFI.