Thursday, March 8, 2012

C Spire Announces Its First LTE Market


C Spire
Regional carrier C Spire (formerly Cellular South) today announced a $60 million rollout of LTE services in September, to cover 20 markets in Mississippi. The locations are:
  • Jackson metropolitan area
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • In South Mississippi: the cities of Brookhaven, Columbia, Natchez, Petal, Hattiesburg, McComb and Lucedale;
  • In North Mississippi: the cities of Oxford, Tupelo, Corinth, New Albany, Pontotoc, Booneville, Starkville, Columbus and West Point;
  • In the Mississippi Delta, the cities of Yazoo City, Cleveland, Greenville, Greenwood and Clarksdale
  • In East Mississippi: the city of Meridian and parts of Lauderdale County
A relatively small area, to be sure, but it should be fairly fast. C Spire is promising average data speeds between 4 and 12 Mbps downstream, and between 1 and 5 Mbps upstream.
No new LTE devices were announced.
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