Posts Tagged ‘C Spire’

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 […] [...]

C Spire announces announces nine city finalists for new service

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, technology

RIDGELAND — Nine Mississippi cities have been selected finalists in C Spire’s “Get Fiber First Challenge,” a project to provide homes with Internet and digital television connections that are 100 times faster than the national average. During Monday’s announcement at the C Spire headquarters in Ridgeland, officials explained the next step for the finalists, and […] [...]

State’s cities get creative with C Spire Fiber to Home videos

As part of C Spire’s competition to select the first city in the Fiber to the Home project, the Ridgeland-based telecommunication firm received official information requests from 30 Mississippi communities. C Spire plans to announce the finalists in the first phase on Nov. 4. Some communities also provided videos as part of their presentations. Our favorites […] [...]

HU MEENA: If you build it, they will come

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, C Spire, cable tv, Mississippi, technology

Last month, C Spire made a bold announcement that we are poised and ready to deploy 1 Gigabit per second (Gig) broadband Internet access to homes in communities across Mississippi. As C Spire’s CEO, it’s ultimately my decision where to take our company and what to offer our customers. It’s my responsibility to provide the […] [...]

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