Posts Tagged ‘telecommunication’

AT&T offering reward in effort to solve copper thefts

LAUDERDALE COUNTY — AT&T is offering a reward of up to $1,000 to solve incidents of copper theft from telephone cables. The reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. WTOK TV reports the thefts happened in Meridian and Lauderdale County. AT&T says the steady rise in the market price […] [...]

T-Mobile awarded rural wireless service grant

ATTALA COUNTY and WINSTON COUNTY — T-Mobile has won a more than $1.8 million federal grant to expand wireless service in rural Mississippi. The Federal Communications Commission says T-Mobile will work to fill gaps in 3G and 4G coverage on over 155 road miles in Attala County and nearly 100 road miles in Winston County. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Verizon ranks tops in state in J.D. Power poll

JACKSON — When it comes to network quality in Mississippi, Verizon Wireless ranks highest among U.S. wireless providers, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, Volume 2. The Southeast region includes the Gulf Coast states of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. The J.D. Power and Associates study measured […] [...]

TEC adds DIRECTV to product lineup

JACKSON — TEC is now a local authorized DIRECTV dealer. With DIRECTV’s digital platform, TEC subscribers have access to more than 285 channels. “TEC is very excited to expand our television product offering to customers. We continue adding services that will enhance our customers’ lifestyles,” said Joey F. Garner, TEC executive vice president.   [...]

Hattiesburg’s Cynergy aims to help Army guard cut cell phone bill

The Mississippi Army National Guard has hired Hattiesburg’s Cynergy Services to be its eyes and ears in an often-confusing mobile phone marketplace from which the Guard buys services for 1,000-plus cell phones. Success will be measured in how much whittling the telecommunications expense management firm can do on the Guard’s monthly bill without sacrificing service […] [...]

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

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 […] [...]

DSU educators recognized by AT&T

by Published: April 26,2010

Tags: awards, education, telecommunication

CLEVELAND — Dr. Sharon Ford, Delta State University (DSU) associate professor of accounting, and Dr. Paul Starkey, DSU chair, Division of Management, Marketing and Business Administration and professor of management, were recently presented the AT&T Mississippi Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. Ford has been a faculty member of DSU for the past nine years. She received […] [...]

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