Posts Tagged ‘phone’

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

by MBJ Staff Published: December 21,2012

Tags: agency, broadband, cellphone, commission, computer, coverage, data, federal, high-speed Internet, Internet, MAP, phone, state, telephone

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

by Associated Press Published: September 14,2012

Tags: bench, carrier, case, communication, court, decision, fee, judge, judicial, judiciary, lawsuit, phone, provider, ruling, telecommunication, telephone

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

by Associated Press Published: August 30,2012

Tags: appeal, bench, cell phone, court, federal, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, phone, spoofing, state, telemarketer, telemarketing, telephone

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 […] [...]

Entergy Corp. adds new app for iPhone

by MBJ Staff Published: July 3,2012

Tags: app, communication, electricity, energy, phone, telecommunication, utility, wireless

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has added a new tool to its digital communications — The Entergy App for iPhone. The first version of the Entergy app features customer account information, company news, nuclear energy basics, environmental performance details and more. Rod West, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, said, “We have such a […] [...]

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