C Spire to Provide Ultra-High Speed Internet to Renasant Center for IDEAs Tenants
[Tupelo, MS] – July 15, 2014 – Tenants of the Renasant Center for IDEAs (RCFI) will soon have access to enterprise grade high-speed broadband Internet service provided by C Spire Business Solutions. Through its partnership with C Spire, the business incubator will increase its current Internet access speeds to 100 Mbps (Megabits per second) as well as become a 1 Gigabit-enabled center with fiber optic infrastructure.
The high-speed Internet access is expected to be installed and service turned up at the Center by late August. All broadband connections will be synchronous – meaning that RCFI tenants will be able to receive 100 Mbps upload and download speeds. Most commercial Internet access is asynchronous with download speeds three to four times faster than upload speeds.
“We are excited to further the Renasant Center for IDEAs mission of providing the infrastructure needed to assist in small business development. This opportunity will not only benefit our current tenants, but will dramatically increase our attractiveness to high-tech startups,” said Renasant Center for IDEAs Director Judd Wilson.
In conjunction with providing high-speed broadband Internet access services, C Spire will further assist entrepreneurs by relocating its Business Solutions office to the Center.
“A more ubiquitous broadband experience in the enterprise space drives economic growth, stimulates jobs and equips Tupelo and Lee County businesses to meet the growing customer demands of today and tomorrow," said Craig Borncamp, director of business sales for C Spire Business Solutions. "We're committed to providing businesses throughout our footprint advanced technology solutions and a robust fiber optics infrastructure that moves content, information and data at the speed of light and delivers on our promise of improved reliability and better availability.”
About the Renasant Center for IDEAs
Operated by the Community Development Foundation, the Renasant Center for IDEAs serves as Tupelo/Lee County’s business incubator by lowering startup costs for new businesses and entrepreneurs. In addition to an affordable office space, services are available to tenants including assistance with business basics, management and financial training, technical, accounting, and research. Since its construction in 2006, 15 businesses have graduated from the Center, creating 370 jobs in Lee County. Currently, 27 RCFI tenants employ 126 workers. For more information, visit cdfms.org.
About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, 1 Gigabit consumer Internet access as well as a full suite of dedicated Internet, wireless, IP Voice, data and cloud services for businesses. For more information about C Spire and C Spire Business Solutions, visit cspire.com.