RIDGELAND, Miss., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire enters the 2017 hurricane season with two multi-million dollar, hurricane-ready "super switches" providing added protection and service for customers in south Mississippi, along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in south Alabama and the Florida panhandle.
Both high-tech switching facilities, which are designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane with winds up to 155 miles an hour, connect millons of voice calls, wireless data transmissions and other critical customer services daily for C Spire consumer and business customers. In addition to hardened and reinforced shells, the all-steel and concrete structures house a redundant, large-scale 500 kilowatt diesel power generator, a grid of back up batteries and other redundant back-up systems, operations and technologies.
The initial outlook from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters calls for an unusually active season with 11 to 17 tropical storms (wind speeds of 39 mph or higher) and five to nine hurricanes (74 mph or higher winds) forming in the Atlantic Ocean during the six-month period that officially begins today.
For more information on C Spire's network, visit www.cspire.com/network.
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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. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire
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