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Sunflower County Officials Discuss “Lousy” Internet Service

INDIANOLA, Miss.–The sheriff’s office is Sunflower County has “lousy” internet service, even though the county has been paying CSpire for fiber. That was brought out at the Board of Supervisors meeting Monday when a company gave a presentation on how they planned to fix the problem.
“You find fiber in my building…it’s not in there,” said Sheriff James Haywood.
He told the board that he’s been arguing with the provider for two years about his speeds. Presenters from Fuse.Cloud, a company which manages phone and internet services, but does not own any of the infrastructure, said the sheriff’s office is outfitted with an outdated T1 line.
But, District 1 Supervisor Glenn Donald said Monday’s meeting was the first time he’s heard that the county has been paying for a service they have not been receiving.
“This is my first time hearing that it’s not in the building,” said Donald. “We made a decision and they took it out there. That’s why the holes are out there.”
He was referring to “hand holes”, holes in the ground where technicians would find the connection for fiber and hook it up to buildings for service.
Donald said he thinks CSpire may be getting the blame unfairly and that the equipment and infrastructure in the building is inadequate to receive the fiber service.