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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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C Spire debuts “landline replacement” service

July 9, 2012

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C Spire Wireless launched a new service last week that provides high-quality home phone service using the company’s network rather than a traditional landline or broadband connection. Home Phone Connect will offer unlimited local and long-distance calling through the C Spire network for $20 a month with a two-year contract. “There’s no reason for consumers […]

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Verizon sheds 1,700 jobs

June 5, 2012

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Verizon Communications Inc., one of the country’s largest wireless carriers, says it will lay off more than 1,700 employees through a buyout plan. The company is struggling with its declining traditional telephone business. Read more here.

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C Spire executive named new BCI COO

April 25, 2012

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Gregory Latour has been named the new chief operating officer for Business Communications Inc. (BCI). Bill Grothe has also been named chief financial officer of the Ridgeland technology firm. Latour previously served as senior vice-president for strategic development for C Spire Wireless. Former BCI COO Tom Hinds left the company in January, leaving daily operations in […]

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AT&T Mississippi: USF Reforms Bring $53 Million Investment to State

March 13, 2012

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AT&T representatives announced this morning that Mississippi is getting a $53 million investment from the telecom giant following recent reforms made to the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Fund. In a release, AT&T says that most of the investment will go towards more broadband development for their customers especially in rural parts of the state. […]

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C Spire tackles 4G in 2012

March 8, 2012

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C Spire Wireless is entering the 4G space later this year. The Ridgeland-based telecom announced last week they will be offering “fourth-generation long term evolution” to customers beginning in September. The $60 million investment will take the C Spire brand and network into 20 new markets and reach more than a million customers. In a […]

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iPhone a coup for C Spire

October 21, 2011

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BY STEPHEN MCDILL Apple Inc. has confirmed its rumored iPhone 4S partnership with Mississippi-based telecom C Spire Wireless. The privately held, Ridgeland wireless carrier announced that it is now accepting Internet and store orders for the new iPhone. Pricing and availability details are still pending, according to C Spire spokesman Dave Miller. The 4S model, […]

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