Saturday, October 24, 2015

Following the fiber

Cspire is the first internet service provider to offer truly high-speed internet service to Jackson.  Speeds can reach up to 1 gbs.  Here is a progress report based on data found on Cspire's website.


Preregistrations needed before construction phase begins
Belhaven Northwest: 39
Belhaven South: 42
Woodlea: 68
River Thames/Saratoga: 255
Arbor Vista/Pecan Park: 231
Woodhaven: 214

Service is available
Audubon Park/Little Europe
Highlands East/Meadowbrook Highlands/Fontaine
Belhaven NE
Fondren East

Construction (building fiber network in area)
Sheffield/Sherwood Forest/Massena
Central Fondren
Country Club


Installation phase (accepting orders)
Highland Colony North
Old Agency Easts
Ann Smith

Construction Phase
Montrachet/Muirwood/Camden Park

Old Towne: 39 homes
51 North: 52 homes
Reservoir: 114 homes
Central North: 150 homes
Southeast: 160 homes
Central South: 225 homes

 JJ will post the progress of the Fiber to Home project for more cities tomorrow.


HUGE Myna said...

Has any Jackson fiberhood actually gone online and is available?

Anonymous said...

Yes of course it's available. Just be cautious of having your home and garden butchered during the setup.

Anonymous said...

You ever read the non compete haley barbour signed to keep Cellular south from growing? It brought about a merger for cspire to purchase a company that was not mentioned in laying infrastructure in the metro area.

Anonymous said...

too expensive. I think it could be great but this is Mississippi and the buy in should have and should be lower as to appeal to the most people.

Anonymous said...

Too expensive versus what?

I Have U-Verse said...

Vs ATT U-verse. And not nearly as reliable.

Anonymous said...

12;58 - I am going to call bulls$&t on your crap. You want to claim that your most hated politician, HB, did something to hurt Cellular South? Pony up to the bar, or go home and such your thumb - or any other appendage that happens to fit.

Anonymous said...

So you installed the CSpire fiber, then found it unreliable and switched to UVerse?

Anonymous said...

How do you know it's not as reliable? Everyone I know who has it loves it. It is priced competitively versus Uverse and is several times faster.

Anonymous said...

I've had C-Spire Fiber internet and TV service for about six months now. I have not have the first problem with the service. I have 5 TV's connected, all of which have DVR service on them as well as my cell phone service with C-Spire. When with Comcast I had 5 TV's, no DVR and no premium channels. I am saving over $100.00 a month with C-Spire compared to Comcast. Oh, when you do call C-Spire you get to talk to a real person! Try it...You'll like it.

Clear Channels said...

I have Uverse and am told it's $45 cheaper than similar service would be with Cspire. Have a friend in Ridgeland who is having Cspire issues and says when he calls, he always told..."We're working on that."

Speed? How can you be twice as fast as immediate. Do we really sit around and twiddle ourselves in oblivion by counting mili-seconds? Balderdash!

Plus I got three debit cards from ATT for a total of $425.00 at inception, well shortly thereafter. All five sets working great. Record from any of them, naturally. Voice is with mouth on ATT. No outages.

I'm sure both will be found to have issues, moving further along and both are good systems. I already had ATT land line and computer so it was just easier to opt for ATT TV service as well.

I don't trust a company who adds a block or two or a subdivision or two at a time or a neighborhood where everybody puts signs in their yard begging neighbors to help them get enough support for installation of a system. Hokey business to me. If it takes a certain number in the neighborhood to justify installation, then when people start dropping out, do you think they won't scrap your neighborhood from participation? Why not? It took participation to get them there in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Fiber is a demonstrably better hardware. Because that is true, AT&T is installing fiber in other cities, though not in Jackson. Cspire is the company installing fiber optic lines to homes Mississippi. Yard signs are because so many folks are like ClearChannels, kicking and screaming against every bit of progress, regardless of how clearly and significantly better it is.

Three times faster than immediate said...

I don't have a dog in this fight as I would love fiber, but am happy with my current service. However, this comment merits a response:

Speed? How can you be twice as fast as immediate. Do we really sit around and twiddle ourselves in oblivion by counting mili-seconds? Balderdash!

I'm not even sure what you mean by "immediate", but increased speed is realized in things like faster downloads, higher quality video streams, low contention among multiple devices, etc. If all you do is surf the web and watch the occasional YouTube video then fiber is not for you.

People who work from home and share data or people who play online games or people who stream high definition titles or people who have severed their cable/satellite ties and are getting all their video online (Smart TVs, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) or people with large families where everyone is doing something online will see a real benefit from a faster connection, whether it's CSpire fiber or some other offering. Not to say that UVerse can't handle these scenarios, but for a lot of people more bandwidth is desirable, and that's not about counting milliseconds.

Anonymous said...

Uverse does not have the bandwidth to stream 4k. Cspire does. Of course, if you don't think Cspire is any faster you're probably also watching standard definition on a tube tv.

Anonymous said...

October 26, 2015 at 2:26 AM = Harpy w/o direct experience with CSpire Fiber

Anonymous said...

CSpire is absolutely heads and shoulders above Comcast and uVerse.
Very glad I switched.

Anonymous said...

So; taking a look at the hat-band width of the water-head skulls of the last five morons to post, above.....survey reveals all five are the same poster. And we reached that conclusion.......immediately.

Anonymous said...

I switched from Comcast to Cspire and have been the most happy about my bill not varying wildly from month to month and not being able to get a person on the phone to explain why it was happening. I've now been trying to cancel Comcast for over 4 months. No answer. Answer and say they can't cancel because the order to switch was "processing." Hang ups. Answer and pretend they have a bad connection and can't hear me, etc. They are a bunch of criminals as far as I'm concerned. Anyone know who their registered agent is?

I haven't gotten the speeds Cspire advertised, but I'm getting speeds much faster than Comcast could deliver, at a much cheaper price, with HD streaming throughout the house and (so far) the customer service has been above average.

Anonymous said...

I've been very disappointed by the speeds I'm getting from C-Spire Fiber & was wondering if anyone else has had the same experience. I haven't gotten anything near 1Gb speeds but someone told me that wasn't their intention in the first place, that seems misleading. It's a little faster than my old connection but more expensive.

Anonymous said...

What's hilarious 4:06 is that att uverse is being run over AGING OLD POTS (plain old telephone line). Their VRAD (nasty beige box that you see at intersections, like meadowbrook highlands) is fed by fiber, but then turns to copper and is sent out via phone line. It is not in AT&T's best interest to invest time and money to replace it with fiber (surprise surprise). Uverse MAX speed (real world speeds) is about 24 Mbps. Cspire (real world speeds) is about 950 Mbps. Cspire speeds are incredible, if you were to pay for that from another ISP before they started offering it, you would be looking at 1000's a month.

Anonymous said...

@12:06 I have CSpire fiber and am an IT consultant. I can hit 950 Mbps on gigabit hard wire, but wirelessly, even using the latest ratified standard (802.11 AC) with a compatible AC chip in your computer, fastest speeds you will achieve will be 300-400 Mbps. I imagine CSpire knows that most people will be using wireless, therefore not oversubscribing their fiber nodes and keeping their available bandwidth in the black.

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