Posts Tagged ‘telephone’

C Spire unveiled new retail store prototype on Coast

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.

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 […] [...]

Economic developer: 4G network will boost county

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — AT&T has expanded it 4G LTE network in Northwest Mississippi. AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Batesville along Highway 6, Sardis and South Oxford. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Oxford Dec. 18, 2012, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market. “The addition of a […] [...]

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.” [...]

Federal court panel denies telecom’s appeal

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Labor agreement reached affecting 22,000+ workers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T reports it has reached a new tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 3 in wireline contract negotiations for AT&T Southeast (BellSouth Telecommunications). The three-year agreement covers more than 22,000 wireline employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and will be submitted […] [...]

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