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Starkville becomes second city to qualify three areas for C Spire’s fiber service

June 27, 2014

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STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a third area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Cotton District fiberhood, which includes downtown and the central business […]

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C Spire drops New York ad firm, chooses Ramey Agency

May 19, 2014

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A Mississippi telecommunications company went looking for a new advertising agency, and it didn’t have to look far to find its firm. The Ramey Agency, a brand strategy and marketing communications firm headquartered in Jackson, has been tapped as the lead creative agency for Ridgeland-based C Spire, replacing Young & Rubicam New York. “We have […]

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C Spire to begin building Fiber to the Home infrastructure

May 7, 2014

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C Spire’s plan of building a high-speed Internet network in selected communities has reached another milestone. C Spire will hold a news conference tomorrow in Ridgeland when the company will announce the beginning of construction on its ultra-high speed 1 Gig Fiber to the Home initiative. The announcement is the next step in C Spire’s […]

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AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

April 21, 2014

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AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas. The service’s 1 gigabit per second speed is about 100 times what U.S. consumers typically get with broadband. That means faster video downloads and the ability for more devices to connect to the network without congestion. […]

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MCDILL: Why Choctaw Books is calling it quits

August 27, 2013

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It was with great sadness that I recently learned of the planned closing of Choctaw Books in Jackson. It was also with a flash of realization that I’m part of the problem; part of the reason for its closing. I might as well help owner Fred Smith lock the doors on his last day on […]

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Presley announces effort to bring high-speed internet to rural north Mississippi

July 9, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today a new effort to enlist the public in bringing high speed internet access to North Mississippi. In the vein of the highly successful Zap the Gap campaign which gathers information on wireless cell phone coverage, Presley introduced the Broadband Survey as a means of identifying […]

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Attorney General Hood asks Google to address illegal, counterfeit goods

June 6, 2013

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Attorney General Jim Hood is asking internet giant Google to substantially address issues on its internet site that are allowing consumers to obtain illegal and counterfeit goods, including the online sale of dangerous drugs without a prescription. Hood leads a group of national attorneys general who are concerned that Google’s search algorithm often leads to […]

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ROSENBLATT: Mississippians should keep track of their untaxed internet purchases

March 8, 2013

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  Taxing internet sales is a popular topic in letters to the editor and opinion columns in the local media. One letter writer recently wrote “Let’s pass a law and tax internet sales.” The argument posits that it is not fair to local merchants to allow out of state internet sellers to enjoy a price […]

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