Posts Tagged ‘C Spire’

C Spire’s fiber to home program gets recognition

RIDGELAND — C Spire’s ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home initiative in Mississippi has been selected by Broadband Communities for a 2014 Cornerstone Award. C Spire executives were honored during a special awards program attended by over 1,000 broadband industry leaders at the 2014 Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas. […] [...]

Another fiberhood qualifies for C Spire 1-gigabit Internet service

STARKVILLE — C Spire reports that a homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a second area of the city of Starkville over the weekend — helping it qualify for the company’s ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Timbercove, College […] [...]

First-ever fan voting for top basketball players underway

JACKSON — For the first time in the history of the awards, Mississippians have the opportunity to take part in the voting for the C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which annually honor the Magnolia state’s top male and female college basketball players. C Spire, along with the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum […] [...]

3 Mississippi cities first to get C Spire high-speed network

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Neighborhoods in Horn Lake and Starkville and the entire town of Quitman are the first three Mississippi cities to exceed requirements and qualify for C Spire’s high-speed fiber network to the home. A Ridgeland neighborhood is expected to qualify later this week. A specified percentage of homeowner pre-registrations was needed to qualify […] [...]

Insurer signs up for services through C Spire’s new data center

RIDGELAND — With its new, state-of-the-art $20 million data center only 10 months from opening, C Spire has signed an agreement to provide Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company with data center services to support its enhanced business continuity program. Charles Allen, vice president and CTO of Jackson-based Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company said […] [...]

Bryant’s State of the State focuses on jobs, education

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant presented a generally optimistic outlook about Mississippi during his State of the State address, focusing on job creation and saying he believes the state can improve its academic performance with charter schools and merit pay for teachers. Republican Bryant, who’s beginning his third year as governor, said he wants to […] [...]

C Spire ‘all in it’ as digital technology accelerates, expands into nearly all our lives

by Published: December 19,2013

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, Ridgeland

Hitting age 25 in the wireless telecommunications sector may get a company classified as a graybeard, but age doesn’t mean you have to be less adventurous. Executives of Cellular South a couple years ago saw the quarter century mark ahead and decided to celebrate it with a name change to C Spire (Customer Inspired). At […] [...]

TED CARTER: Digital daredevils bringing new mojo to telecom world

by Published: December 19,2013

Tags: Business, C Spire, column, Mississippi, Ridgeland

I imagine a Washington, D.C., newsroom back in May 1844. The city editor gets a tip that a guy named Morse was about to use something called “electricity” to send a letter to Baltimore. One lucky reporter gets grabbed as he passes the city desk on returning from lunch. Get over to Samuel Morse’s place […] [...]

MBJ BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR — Forward thinking: C Spire’s Hu Meena has made the most of 2013

by Published: December 19,2013

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, Ridgeland

C Spire’s Victor Hu Meena Jr. will tell you it’s not business anxieties that keep him awake at night but rather opportunities on the digital horizon. In Meena’s world of wireless technology, opportunities come at hyper speed. If you don’t grab them the other guys will. “I’m not good at sleeping anyway,” Meena says. “I’m […] [...]

City approves C Spire agreement for broadband Internet

CLINTON — Clinton officials have unanimously approved a franchise agreement with C Spire that clears the way for city neighborhoods to start marketing themselves as the best place for 1 gigabit-per-second broadband Internet. The agreement is for 25 years, with two 10-year automatic rollovers that Ridgeland-based C Spire can trigger unless the company gives notice […] [...]

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