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C Spire, Entergy pave the way for advanced broadband internet in rural Mississippi

C Spire, Entergy pave the way for advanced broadband internet in rural Mississippi. Executives from the two companies and a state regulator said the 18-month project spanning over 300 miles in 15 counties will help accelerate efforts to use broadband infrastructure to advance the state's economy, education, healthcare and meet the growing 21st century voice and data communications needs of consumers and businesses. "A robust, all-fiber broadband infrastructure is essential to move Mississippi forward by paving the way for a digital economy, fostering innovation in education and healthcare, creating job opportunities and improving the overall quality of life for residents and businesses," said C Spire CEO Hu Meena. Meena said C Spire installed fiber optic cable and other related broadband communications infrastructure for Entergy along five routes that pass 21 small towns, cities and communities in rural, hard-to-reach parts of the state, including the Delta, North and Central Mississippi, the Pine Belt and Southwest Mississippi.

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