Posts Tagged ‘telecommunications’

C Spire unveiled new retail store prototype on Coast

by MBJ Staff Published: June 13,2013

Tags: cellphone, communications, prototype, retail, retailer, retailing, store, telecommunications, telephone

GULFPORT — Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless has opened its new 3,800-square-foot prototype retail store in Gulfport. The new store, located at 9277 Highway 49, features C Spire’s latest open floor plan design, wireless devices, feature and smart phones and accessories, as well as the company’s personalization program. The Gulfport store has a hands-on design to […] [...]

AT&T brings 4G LTE network in to more of Central Miss.

by MBJ Staff Published: June 12,2013

Tags: cellphone, communication, economic development, network, telecommunications, telephone

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI — AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network in Central Mississippi. AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Philadelphia, Carthage, Kosciusko, Lena, Camden, Choctaw and Edinburg. “As we focus on bringing more businesses to our community, it is crucial that we have advanced technologies in place to accommodate the needs of companies […] [...]

C Spire hires account executives

C Spire Business Solutions, a unit of C Spire Wireless, has made has hired four client account executives. Courtney Hooker is in the company’s Northeast Mississippi market. Hooker, who is based in Tupelo, previously worked as a senior account executive for PaeTec Communications Inc. A native of Meridian, she is a University of Mississippi graduate […] [...]

Is danger ahead for utility companies?

At one time telephone companies had monopolies providing landline telephones. Deregulation meant that telephone companies were split up, people could choose which company to get service from, and telephone companies lost their monopoly. Later, cell phones further disrupted the landline telephone company model. Could monopoly power companies be the next business model to be disrupted […] [...]

C Spire makes staff promotions

by MBJ Staff Published: May 16,2013

Tags: C Spire Wireless, Cody Mahaffey, Donna Morgan, Frank York, telecommunications

C Spire Wireless has made numerous staff news. These include Frank “Beau” York, manager, brand programs; Cody Mahaffey, manager, financial planning and analysis; Donna Morgan, manager, brand products; Amanda Long, market manager, retail, Philadelphia; John Hegi, manager, network accounting; Tammy Taylor, client account executive, Central Mississippi; Gary Dodson, client account executive, Central Mississippi; J.C. Simmons, […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Mayo Flynt leads AT&T Mississippi by enjoying both work and workers

by Martin Willoughby Published: April 26,2013

Tags: ATT Mississippi, Greater Jackson Chamber, Mayo Flynt, telecommunications

There is a new movie titled “42″ on at the theaters about the life of Jackie Robinson, who was the first African American to play Major League Baseball. In the face of great resistance to this groundbreaking feat, Robinson said, “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you […] [...]

For C Spire’s Kevin Hankins, it’s personal

When the MBJ talked recently with Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for C Spire, he stressed that from his and the company’s perspective, it’s all personal. “Our key focus is on providing our customers with an integrated communications experience that gives them the content and support they’re looking for,” he said. “For us, it’s all […] [...]

Telecom rolling out upgrades to eight cities this summer

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T plans to roll out 4G LTE to eight communities this summer, The cities are Biloxi, Cleveland, Corinth, Greenwood, Gulfport, Meridian, New Albany and Philadelphia. C.D. Smith, regional director, AT&T Mississippi said that “teams will be working hard across these cities toward our upcoming 4G LTE launch.” [...]

Moreno-Bernal promoted

by MBJ Staff Published: March 29,2013

Tags: Norma Moreno-Bernal, telecommunications, Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless has named Norma Moreno-Bernal associate director-indirect sales for the Houston/Gulf Coast Region of Verizon Wireless. Moreno-Bernal brings to this position more than 14 years of wireless industry sales experience. She joined Verizon Wireless as field representative-indirect sales in 1997. In her most recent position as district manager-indirect sales for the Houston/Gulf Coast Region’s […] [...]

Federal court panel denies telecom’s appeal

by Associated Press Published: March 22,2013

Tags: appeal, bench, case, cellphone, communications, court, judicial, judiciary, lawsuit, panel, ruling, telecommunications, telephone, trial, utility

RIPLEY — A federal court panel has ruled against Dixie-Net Communications Inc. in its appeal of an adverse ruling over in-state fees. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by a Mississippi federal judge against Ripley-based Dixie-Net, a telecom business. At issue was whether calls made under AT&T’s Area […] [...]

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