C Spire has completed a 225-mile-long fiber optic cable route from Kiln, Mississippi to West Mobile, Alabama.
Contractors completed work on the two-year-plus, five phase multi-million-dollar Gulf Coast project late last month, overcoming weather delays.
The project, which placed fiber optic cable underground and underneath or around several bodies of water, including the Pascagoula River, Biloxi Back Bay and Fort Bayou, spans the counties of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson in Mississippi and Mobile in Alabama, along county roads and U.S. Highway 90 in both states.
Completion of the route is the third major fiber long haul project covering the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coasts, adding to major routes already existing along U.S. Highways 98 and 45. The latest route also provides fiber backbone to the company’s cell sites and resilience and redundancy for the network.
We are connecting our legacy fiber network in Mississippi, which we’re using to launch new ultra-fast internet access for consumers in Biloxi, Gulfport and Ocean Springs and expanding our reach into Alabama in Mobile and Baldwin counties and Mobile Bay,” said C Spire Chief Network Officer Alan Jones.
C Spire is expanding its broadband internet services to consumers and businesses in Alabama as part of an overall $1 billion investment announced earlier this year to speed the development and deployment of fiber broadband and network enhancements across its three-state footprint.