Posts Tagged ‘phone’

TEC to celebrate new presence in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — TEC will hold a ribbon-cutting and an open house this week commemorating the grand opening of TEC in Hattiesburg. The celebration will be held March 21 at the new location of TEC at 32 Millbranch Road, Suite 30, in Hattiesburg. “We’re excited to be an active member of the Hattiesburg community,” said Joey […] [...]

Telecom spends $975M in state over last two years

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T invested nearly $975 million in its Mississippi wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks, according to a release from the telecommunications company. AT&T has made more than 145 wireless network upgrades in […] [...]

C Spire launches 4G LTE service in another city

PHILADELPHIA and RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless has launched the next generation of mobile broadband services in Philadelphia with the activation of its 4G (Fourth Generation) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. “We’re pleased that local businesses and consumers in Philadelphia are in one of the first markets in Mississippi with access to the next generation […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Appeals court upholds challenge to anti-spoofing law

JACKSON — A federal appeals court has sided with a New Jersey company that challenged Mississippi’s “anti-spoofing” law. Mississippi enacted the law 2010. Other states and Congress have since enacted similar laws. Backers of the laws say caller ID “spoofing” is a growing threat to people because of new technology making it cheap and easy […] [...]

Judge rules against Dixie-Net over in-state fees

OXFORD— Dixie-Net Communications Inc. has asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear its appeal of an adverse ruling in Mississippi over in-state fees. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Michael Mills in Oxford ruled against Ripley-based Dixie-Net, a telecom business. At issue is whether calls made under AT&T’s Area […] [...]

Court to hear appeal of ‘anti-spoofing’ law

JACKSON — A challenge to Mississippi’s “anti-spoofing” law will be heard Oct. 4 by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. Mississippi enacted the law 2010. Other states and Congress have since enacted similar laws. Backers of the laws say caller ID “spoofing” is a growing threat to people because of new technology making it […] [...]

Comcast launches Xfinity Home service in metro Jackson

JACKSON — Comcast has launched Xfinity Home across the company’s Jackson metropolitan service area. Xfinity Home offers traditional home security components, like police and fire alarm protection backed by 24/7 monitoring as well as the ability to remotely adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on or off and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras […] [...]

Commissioner Presley to personally challenge ‘AT&T Law’

JACKSON — A Mississippi utility regulator says he will challenge a new law that removes most of the state’s remaining regulatory authority over AT&T. Brandon Presley, who represents north Mississippi on the Public Service Commission, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he’ll file the lawsuit as a private citizen in Hinds County Circuit Court. “It […] [...]

C Spire using Alcatel-Lucent technology for network build-out

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless is working with Alcatel-Lucent to build and deploy the initial phase of its 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution) high-speed mobile broadband network. C Spire reports it is investing $60 million for the initial phase of 4G LTE mobile broadband services in 20 Mississippi markets beginning in September covering […] [...]

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