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C Spire celebrates 25 years in business

February 4, 2013

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Its been 25 years since New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning picked up the phone and called then Mississippi congressman Trent Lott. That historic call signaled the start of business for a little South Mississippi telephone company called Cellular South. The Ridgeland-based telecom now known as C Spire Wireless is celebrating a quarter-century as the […]

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UPDATE: Innovate Mississippi launches

November 15, 2012

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The Mississippi Technology Alliance has changed its name to Innovate Mississippi. CEO Tony Jeff made the announcement Wednesday at the non-profit association’s annual conference on technology innovation at the Jackson Convention Complex. Numerous investors and members of the technology business community attended including FNC Inc. founder Bill Rayburn and C Spire Wireless CEO Hu Meena. The lunch […]

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C Spire CEO added to Top 25 wireless list

November 13, 2012

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The website Fierce Wireless has named C Spire Wireless president and CEO Hu Meena one of the wireless industry’s top 25 most powerful people in the U.S. Its the Clarksdale native’s second year to be named to the wireless trade publication’s list, and his name has moved up four spots to No. 16 on the […]

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Ridgeland’s Washington Monument replica to be part of Colony Park entrance

November 7, 2012

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It may turn heads and pique curiosity for passers-by, but most Jackson-area residents know the Washington Monument replica on Interstate 55 in Ridgeland is simply a disguise for a cell phone tower. But when the split-diamond Madison Avenue interchange is complete in 2014, the monument will take on a new identity – it will become […]

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C Spire rolls out 4G LTE in its own backyard

October 18, 2012

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C Spire Wireless says it will launch 4G LTE services in the Jackson metropolitan area on Friday. The Ridgeland wireless provider says service will be turned on in the cities of Jackson, Clinton, Flowood, Pearl, Brandon, Ridgeland, Madison, Flora and Richland. The company will also release its third 4G LTE device, the Franklin Wireless smart […]

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AT&T launches 4G LTE in Jackson

October 5, 2012

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AT&T, the nation’s largest 4G network, has turned on its 4G LTE network in Jackson, according to a news release from the company. The Dallas-based telecommunications giant says the new service will bring customers the latest generation of wireless network technology including faster speeds, new devices and spectrum efficiency. “LTE technology is capable of delivering […]

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Mississippi ready for iPhone 5

September 14, 2012

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It didn’t take long for Mississippi wireless carriers to announce their planned retail release of the new Apple iPhone 5. National providers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are prepping displays and readying for presales ahead of a September 21 release. Customers for prepaid carrier Cricket and Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless will have to wait an extra […]

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C Spire Wireless switches on 4G

September 10, 2012

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C Spire Wireless has finally launched 4G (fourth-generation) broadband services for its Mississippi customers. The newly activated LTE network will offer faster data speeds that will increase app and multimedia capability. According to a release, the cities of McComb, Brookhaven, Meridian and Greenville are the first of 31 markets that are receiving 4G. Six more […]

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BREAKING: Telecoms ready for Hurricane Isaac

August 28, 2012

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As Hurricane Isaac slowly approaches the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines, Mississippi telecom carriers are gearing up to keep their networks online and in service. Verizon Wireless said in a release this morning that last year’s $39 million network investment in south Mississippi would strengthen and enhance its coverage and service in the event of severe storms. AT&T said […]

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C Spire announces video contest

August 15, 2012

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Ridgeland telecom provider C Spire Wireless says its ringing in the new school year with a “user-generated” video contest for high school classrooms in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. In a release the company announced that the “#School Spirit” video contest will be part of its Bright Lights high school football rivalry program. Students will produce […]

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