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C Spire Selects Research Park for Data Center

October 7, 2013

A leading Mississippi-based communication and technology solutions provider will build a new $20 million, 22,400-square-foot data center in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. C Spire Wireless officials announced their plans during a Thursday afternoon (October 3rd) news conference at Mississippi State University's High Performance Computing Collaboratory, which is also located in the park.

The state-of-the-art facility will offer businesses a full suite of cloud solutions to help them manage mission-critical data, infrastructure and enterprise applications. Construction on the 6.5-acre site is scheduled to begin in November, and is expected to take about a year to complete. The company has plans for two more phases. Along with its location in a low-risk geographic zone, the center boasts direct access to C Spire's ring-protected fiber network and will be managed 24 hours, seven days a week and 365 days a year by the company's locally-based IT staff.

The 272-acre park is a joint venture of the City of Starkville, Oktibbeha County and the university, with the MSU Research and Technology Corporation responsible for day-to-day management. The park is home to more than 1,500 employees, 11 buildings and a diverse lineup of tenants, including private businesses, start-up companies, government offices and research centers and institutes.

To view the full article, please see: Mississippi State University News.