Archive for the ‘TECHNOLOGY & TELECOM – Market Sector’ Category

AT&T three-year infrastructure investment tops $1B

by MBJ Staff Published: March 20,2014

Tags: AT&T, cellphone, infrastructure, investment, Mayo Flynt, telecommunications, telephone, wireless

JACKSON — AT&T reports it has invested more than $1 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Mississippi between 2011 through 2013. Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T made 696 network upgrades statewide in 2013. Upgrades included new cell […] [...]

KiOR puts Lowndes Co. plant in idle

by Associated Press Published: March 18,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Mississippi, technology

COLUMBUS, Mississippi — Alternative fuel manufacturer KiOR Inc. is putting its $225 million plant in Lowndes County in “idle” state until it can raise financing for more research and plant improvements. The disclosure came in the company’s end-of-the-year financial filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. KiOR said idling the Columbus facility will “enable us […] [...]

Another fiberhood qualifies for C Spire 1-gigabit Internet service

STARKVILLE — C Spire reports that a homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a second area of the city of Starkville over the weekend — helping it qualify for the company’s ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Timbercove, College […] [...]

House backs bill to block EPA power plant rule

by For the MBJ Published: March 6,2014

Tags: Business, coal, energy, Mississippi, technology

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House moved Thursday to block President Barack Obama’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, an election-year strike at the White House aimed at portraying Obama as a job killer. Ten coal-state or Southern Democrats joined with Republicans to approve the bill, 229-183. Supporters said the measure was part […] [...]

States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case

JACKSON — Consumers can now file claims to recover money due to court preliminary approval of multi-state settlements worth $310 million with all the major manufacturers of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) computer chips for conspiring to fix their prices, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. All settling states, including Mississippi, will have access to […] [...]

MSU makes top three in cybersecurity education ranking

STARKVILLE — According to a Hewlett Packard-sponsored survey by the Ponemon Institute, Mississippi State University’s cybersecurity courses and degree programs rank among the top three for academic excellence and practical relevance. Only the University of Texas at San Antonio and Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., ranked higher at first and second, respectively. Syracuse University in […] [...]

MegaGate rolls out new services for SMBs

HATTIESBURG — Telecommunications provider MegaGate Broadband Inc. has launched two new business services that target the small and medium business (SMB) sector throughout Mississippi. Hosted Voice is a hosted IP business phone service that provides SMBs with a complete communications solution. This bundled system includes unlimited long-distance, the new line of Polycom VVX phones, and […] [...]

With its multi-disciplines, Think Webstore delivers for its clients

by Lynn Lofton Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi, small business, technology

Technology is changing everything, including advertising agencies, and Think Webstore is the need breed that combines multiple disciplines. This agency opened in Ridgeland in 2008 with a different premise — combining creative, technology and the business side for clients, and has already won Addy and Telly awards. President/CEO Bryan Carter says Think Webstore is a […] [...]

Navy supercomputing power to grow

by Lisa Monti Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, education, Mississippi, technology

The U.S. Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center at Stennis Space Center, one of the top 20 supercomputing sites in the world, is adding even more computer power. Starting in August, the new $21.8-million computers from Cray Inc. will be put to work performing large-scale scientific calculations for Department of Defense researchers around the county. “We […] [...]

ICBA: Community banks reissue millions of cards after data breach

WASHINGTON — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) reports the nation’s community banks have already reissued more than four million credit and debit cards at a total reissuance cost of more than $40 million following recent data breaches at major retailers (numbers are based on a sampling of community banks). Due to their quick […] [...]

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