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ALAN TURNER: C Spire pushes to deliver 1 GBPS broadband Internet in Mississippi

by Published: August 15,2014

Tags: Apple, Business, C Spire, Dave Miller, iPhone, Mac, Mississippi, technology

When Dave Miller, senior manager for media relations at C Spire, dropped by our offices the other day, we took the opportunity to chat with him about the company’s progress toward delivering 1 Gig Internet speeds within the state of Mississippi. “We expect to make our first connections in Ridgeland this fall,” he said. “When […] [...]

MASK: TEDx could be big for Jackson

By TIM MASK  For the MBJ Any of you who are familiar with much of the work I do or the efforts in which I am involved know that I am a huge advocate of Mississippi. I see our potential and all the innovative aspects of our society and it gets me really excited about […] [...]

HU MEENA — Moving Mississippi schools into the technology fast lane requires getting high-speed Internet into our classrooms

by Published: July 23,2014

Tags: Business, C Spire, education, Hu Meena, Mississippi, technology

Technology is rapidly changing how we educate our children.  From iPads and tablets to laptop computers, today’s classrooms look nothing like those from even a few years ago.  To power this quantum change, teachers need access to the latest digital learning platforms and schools need high-speed Internet connections for all students. Recent media reports have […] [...]

Google chooses Mad Genius as example of Internet use

RIDGELAND — Google recently selected the full-service advertising firm Mad Genius to serve as Mississippi’s example of a business successfully utilizing the Internet to find and connect with customers. “We’re gaining new clients and entering new arenas. Doors are opening up for us. That’s always a great thing,” said Ryan Farmer, interactive creative director at […] [...]

LIQUIDITY — Hybrid Plastics expanding after developing new product line

by Published: July 17,2014

Tags: Business, Hybrid Plastics, Mississippi, plastics, technology

A decade ago when Hybrid Plastics announced it was relocating from California to Hattiesburg, the company proved it was not afraid to go its own way. Several national media outlets reported the move would be Hybrid’s demise. However, Hybrid quickly silenced the critics, finding a wide, global market for its solid polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane molecules […] [...]

UMMC, St. Dominic among ‘most wired’ health care facilities

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – The University of Mississippi Medical Center and St. Dominic Hospital were recently named to the 2014 “Most Wired” list for health-care facilities by Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine. This is the second time UMMC has been recognized with the honor. “I am proud that UMMC has been recognized […] [...]

C Spire adding suite of home security, monitoring to new ultra speed Internet service

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: C Spire, C Spire Home, Fiber to the Home, Honeywell, Suzy Hayes

At the launch of C Spire’s ultra-high speed, fiber-based gigabit Internet service, analysts wondered what offerings the Fiber to the Home initiative would include beyond the next generation internet, digital HD television and nationwide phone service. They got some answers Thursday with the Ridgeland telecommunications company’s announcement that a suite of home automation, security and monitoring […] [...]

C Spire to launch home automation, security and monitoring services

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: C Spire, C Spire Home, Fiber to the Home, Honeywell, Suzy Hayes

Special to the MBJ Ridgeland-based C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, plans to introduce a suite of next-generation home automation, security and monitoring services by the end of the year. C Spire says its all-digital, IP-based services will be the first in Mississippi offered by a telecommunications provider. It will give consumers […] [...]

MetroCast Mississippi acquired by Ohio-based company

JACKSON — Block Communications Inc. has acquired MetroCast Mississippi, a rural cable system that provides cable television, telephone and Internet services to more than 45,000 residential and business customers in 16 Mississippi counties. Toldeo, Ohio-based BCI also acquired MetroCast operations serving Red Bay, Alabama. BCI says in a statement the deal is expected to close […] [...]

Ole Miss offering new beacon technology for sports fans

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has launched the first beacon technology system in collegiate sports using mobile devices and custom programming to enhance the fan experience during games and link to a rewards program. The new system includes the precision mobile marketing platform, Spark Compass, from Total Communicator Solutions Inc., San Diego and Gimbal […] [...]

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