Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

Presley: FCC’s data on cellphone, broadband availability inaccurate

JACKSON — The Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the first in a series of filings with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) aimed at expanding cellular telephone coverage and high-speed Internet service in Mississippi. The filings come in response to FCC requests for comments on coverage issues associated with its Mobility Fund and National Broadband […] [...]

For first time ever, state’s CPAs can renew license online

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy has launched the first online service available for certified public accountants. CPAs can now renew their license online, saving time with a shorter, faster renewal process, the MSBPA says. The current license renewal period is now underway and concludes on Jan. 1, 2013. Licensed certified public […] [...]

Technology cluster adds Google-certified company

HANCOCK COUNTY — Lime PI Digital, a Google-certified AdWords Partner, is the newest member of the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS), which is based at Stennis Space Center. Lime PI Digital’s main focus is on cloud-based marketing, organic search engine optimization, cost per click management, AdWords account management, search engine-friendly web design, data-driven web […] [...]

State agencies partner to expand job search services

by Published: September 7,2012

Tags: employment, Internet, job, partnership, state agency, state government, work, worker

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) have entered into a partnership aimed at increasing access to job search services provided by the WIN Job Centers. MDES and MDHS will combine their expertise and locations to expand the number of e.WIN Access Points throughout the […] [...]

County hoping new website helps spur economic development

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — A new Oktibbeha County website developed by a Mississippi State University research center will better connect citizens with their county government, and also serve as a “business card” for local economic development efforts. The university center’s director said the project “is the beginning of a new way for Oktibbeha County to work. […] [...]

MDAC: Businesses ‘overwhelmingly support’ online pesticide registration

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) introduced the Pesticide Products Registration Online System in 2011 to overwhelming support from businesses nationwide, according to MDAC. In its first year of operation as a pilot system, over 80 percent of businesses took advantage of the online application as a way to register pesticides […] [...]

FCC reforms prompt $53M investment in state by AT&T

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T is making a $53 million investment throughout Mississippi as a result of reforms made to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Universal Service Fund, a vast majority of which will be used to enable broadband expansion. This investment in Mississippi will mean more than 170 new sites in more than 60 wire […] [...]

SmartSynch assembles team to bring smart meters to Michigan utility

JACKSON — SmartSynch has unveiled the team that will help provide the advanced metering system that will form the foundation of a grid and meter modernization program for Consumers Energy’s 1.8 million electric customers in Michigan. Members of the team include GE Energy, who will provide the meter hardware, and Grid Net, who will provide […] [...]

Senate committee amends charter school bill

JACKSON — Online charter schools would not be allowed under a bill that Mississippi senators are pushing forward. A committee agreed today to an amendment banning such virtual schools, which have been a subject of intense argument among education advocates. The bill would also let charter schools sponsor prekindergarten programs, although no state money is […] [...]

Study: Broadband usage growing quicker than studies show

STARKVILLE — Broadband Internet usage in Mississippi is catching up to the national average more quickly than recent national studies report, according to a statewide survey conducted by the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University. Information on this Internet and broadband use survey is available at srdc.msstate.edu/ebeat/reports.html. Reports on the Mississippi Broadband Survey, […] [...]

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