Installation of high-speed internet causing concerns with homeowners

Installation of high-speed internet causing concerns with homeowners


TODAY… THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TOLD RESIDENTS TO SEEK SHELTER DUE TO A GAS LEAK… THAT ALERT WAS CANCELED ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER SOUTHAVEN OFFICIALS … SAY A CREW WITH “C- SPIRE” … HIT AN UNMARKED GAS LINE … WHILE LAYING CABLE IN THE CHERRY TREE SUBDIVISION. IT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME C-SPIRE CREWS HAVE HIT UTILITY LINES. LAWMAKERS AND OTHERS … HAD PETITIONED TO GET THE FIBER-BASED HIGH SPEED BROADBAND IN DESOTO COUNTY … ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE INTERNET IS SLOW. BUT … HOMEOWNERS TELL LOCAL 24 NEWS ANCHOR RUDY WILLIAMS … CREWS SHOULD BE ABLE TO INSTALL IT … WITHOUT BUSTING GAS LINES … OR TEARING UP YARDS. RUDY WILLIAMS REPORTING HOMEOWNERS ACROSS DESOTO COUNTY AREN’T NECESSARILY THRILLED OVER THE GROUND WORK HAPPENING THAT WILL BRING BRING C-SPIRE’S ONE GIGABIT HIGH SPEED INTERNET TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. COMPLAINTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA DETAIL UTILITY LINE BREAKS, TORN UP YARDS AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT LEFT PARKED ON LAWNS.. BENNY BABBS RECEIVED THAT SURPRISE. Benny Babb:”I just got home about 10, 15 minutes ago and their just parked there. I don’t know what’s going on with it.” IT’S BORING EQUIPMENT CREWS CONTRACTED BY C- SPIRE USE TO DIG TRENCHES TO LAY DOWN THE HIGH SPEED INTERNET FIBER. Rudy Williams:”Here’s where all the physical work begins. These paint markings are required by law. You’ve heard the saying call before you dig it’s so paint and flags alert workers so they don’t interrupt your services.. Like the situation we saw in Southaven.” A SPOKESMAN FOR C-SPIRE TOLD ME THOSE CREWS HAVE AND WILL UNINTENTIONALLY RUPTURE WATER AND POWER LINES. HE SAYS THAT’S BECAUSE UTILITIES DON’T ALWAYS UPDATE RECORDS WHEN NEW LINES ARE LAID. ATMOS ENERGY SAYS CREWS HAVE REPAIRED SEVERAL LINES DAMAGED SINCE THE C-SPIRE PROJECT BEGAN.. ALTHOUGH THEY COULDN’T GIVE AN EXACT NUMBER. Benny Babb:”Personally, I don’t have any problem with the internet I have right now.” WITH THE INTERNET POWERING OUR LIVES THESE DAYS.. C-SPIRE SAYS CUSTOMERS WILL SEE AN INSTANT DIFFERENCE WITH FASTER STREAMING TV AND DIGITAL CALLS.. IF YOUR YARD AND UTILITIES CAN STAND THE INSTALLATION PROCESS. Benny Babb:”Assuming they don’t rutt it up I don’t have a big issue with it.” C-SPIRE WANTS YOU TO CALL THEM IF YOU’VE GOT AN ISSUE RELATED TO THE INTERNET PROJECT.. WHETHER IT’S YOUR YARD OR UNWANTED EQUIPMENT AROUND YOUR YARD. REPORTING FROM DESOTO COUNTY, RUDY WILLIAMS LOCAL 24 NEWS.

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