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C Spire’s new data center in Starkville goes into operation

STARKVILLE — Telecommunications firm C Spire says it has opened its $23 million Starkville data center. The company announced yesterday that the center, part of its strategy to sell more services to businesses, is operational. Ridgeland-based C Spire says it believes companies will be attracted to the center because it’s distant from hurricane and earthquake […] [...]

MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games

STARKVILLE — A camera hovers hundreds of feet in the air on a sunny college football Saturday in the South. The high-tech tool captures stunning video of the game day festivities below that will soon be uploaded and online for viewers around the world to see. Too bad it’s all prohibited. With the proliferation of […] [...]

Ford Foundation gives to UM for new science building

OXFORD and JACKSON — The University of Mississippi is adding a new science building, and has gotten a boost from a $20-million lead gift from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation of Jackson. The facility will be a significant addition to “Science Row” along the section between University Avenue and All American Drive. It comes on […] [...]

Camgian launches Internet of Things product called Egburt

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems has officially released a new Internet of Things solution called Egburt that will be used in the smart retail, cities and infrastructure industries. Egburt is a complete end-to-end solution that applies real-time analytics across multiple sensor feeds in the field to provide enterprises with immediate operational intelligence and control. Utilizing a […] [...]

Fourth neighborhood in Starkville qualifies for C Spire’s 1 Gdps service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fourth area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital HD TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Hiwassee fiberhood, which extends from the city center to […] [...]

C Spire wins national award, cash prize for marketing analytics

RIDGELAND — C Spire has won a national award and a $50,000 cash prize for marketing analytics leadership from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The Ridgeland-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company was selected for the award by a seven-member panel of judges over two California-based finalists — business communications service provider Citrix and […] [...]

Stennis team chosen for NASA’s Early Career Initiative program

HANCOCK COUNTY — Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists, including one in Mississippi, for participation in the Early Career Initiative (ECI) pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career NASA technologists by engaging them in hands-on technology development opportunities needed for future missions. NASA’s Space […] [...]

MSU Extension named Intelligent Community Institute

STARKVILLE — A New York-based think tank has designated the Mississippi State University Extension Service an Intelligent Community Institute, the second of its kind in the country. The goal of the partnership between MSU and the Intelligent Community Forum is to help rural communities thrive in the digital economy. The Intelligent Community Forum examines best […] [...]

With C Spire, Jackson joins other cities set to ride wave of lightning speed into tomorrow

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

Thanks to C Spire’s extensive fiber-optic network, Mississippi may be about to wave goodbye to a long-held reputation for letting things happen in their own sweet time. You likely won’t hear about people doing something in a “Mississippi Minute,” but you will hear about Mississippi being home to some of the fastest broadband speeds on […] [...]

Secretary of State’s Office launches election text messaging service

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office is making it easier for Mississippi voters to “Be Informed, Get Connected” leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. Mississippians can now text “MSVoter” to 95577 to receive text message updates and reminders from the agency regarding the election process. “We want our citizens to have access […] [...]

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