C Spire invests $30 million on wireless network enhancements in 2023

By: C Spire on Dec 19, 2023 2:22:22 PM


The C Spire network team was especially busy in 2023, racking up hundreds of enhancements to the cellular network—a $30 million investment—and stepped up to help in times of need and times of celebration.

During 2022, we deployed network upgrades to 238 cell site locations, providing 5G and enhanced LTE capacity and coverage throughout C Spire Country. Nearly every day another pocket of our area saw increased speeds for browsing and streaming media, and the comfort of continually upgraded coverage.

In December, C Spire technicians completed an extensive enhancement to the Interstate 55 corridor through central and northern Mississippi. The 12 new sites have strengthened the network along a 125-mile section between Canton and Batesville.

C Spire also answered the call to provide additional temporary support for its customers and neighbors throughout the year, including added coverage at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Facility in Jackson during the city's water crisis, as well as areas of Rolling Fork and Amory that were affected by powerful tornadoes on March 24.

For special events that brought a surge of attendees—like Mardi Gras parades, the Thunder on the Sound air show at Keesler AFB, Biloxi Spring Break, collegiate sports, festivals and concerts—C Spire sent its COW (Cell On Wheels) and COLT (Cell On Light Truck) to keep network traffic moving swiftly.

Catch up on all the other big enhancements to the C Spire wireless network in 2023.

New coverage in Greenwood and Ridgeland, more 5G for the Gulf Coast
Recent work in Mississippi has brought online and strengthened wireless sites across Greenwood, Ridgeland and cities along the Gulf Coast.

New 5G for Lucedale and George County, plus more
New 5G sites are serving customers in Lucedale and in neighboring George County communities like Agricola, Shipman and Merrill.

St. Dominic Memorial Hospital gets new in-building wireless network
A new distributed antenna system inside St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson covers the entire 1.2 million-square-foot campus.

New 5G to McComb, Pike County and more
In McComb, Magnolia and Summit—as well as the Camp Shelby area of south Hattiesburg—new 5G sites are providing faster speeds.

Speeds doubled in Kosciusko and more
Network enhancements across our footprint include citywide 5G in Kosciusko, where wireless customers are experiencing speeds up to twice as fast as before.

Wiggins, Mississippi: Now with 5G
If you’ve only passed through Wiggins on Hwy. 49, here’s a new reason to stop and explore: C Spire 5G, which is providing faster speeds for residents and visitors who use our wireless network.

C Spire adds more 5G to Central Mississippi
We brought online and enhanced dozens of new 5G sites to serve nearly half a million residents in the Central Mississippi/Capitol Region.

More C Spire 5G comes to Oxford, Gulf Coast
In the latest round of 5G enhancements, our team has deployed the technology at 10 sites in and around Oxford, as well as at several urban and rural locations throughout the Gulf Coast region.

Keep up with more C Spire network news here and learn more about C Spire wireless here.

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