(Horn Lake, MS) If you live in Horn Lake, you’re about to see a lot of blue and white signs and door hangers promoting super fast CSpire internet service.
The city is in a race with eight others to get the service first in Mississippi.
And now, Horn Lake says it’ll help with the cost.
Francis J. Miller says he’s excited about the push to bring high speed internet to Horn Lake ”Horn Lake needs anything it can possibly get to promote the city. Internet will help business, and help individuals.”
He says lots of people here have trouble making ends meet so he hopes a CSpire project to bring faster-than-average internet here might create a few jobs.
Horn Lake wants to make sure of it, so it’s offering a deal.
”The first fifty people who sign up for the CSpire internet at City Hall of Horn Lake with me, get the ten dollars registration fee paid for by us here at city hall" said Horn Lake IT Director John Whyte.
Where’s the money coming from? ADSI, Horn Lake’s sanitation service will put up the money.
And the benefits don’t end there.
”The first neighborhood that gets a green light, starts getting built, one of a random drawing of subscribers will get their first six months of service paid" explained Whyte.
He hopes financial incentive will help push Horn Lake past Clinton, Batesville, Corinth and other cities vying to be first to get the new internet service.
He’ll show up at parades, tree lightings and other events to get the word out.
ADSI will put door hangers on trash cans.
”I’m all for it. I’m glad they’re paying the initiation. That’s a wonderful idea" said Miller.
Time is running out for all the cities involved in the race to get the fast internet first. Here are links to the local cities contest sites: