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C Spire in deal to acquire regional telecom MegaGate

June 11, 2014

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In a move to continue expanding services and diversifying its core telecommunications and technology services holdings,  C Spire says it will acquire Hattiesburg’s MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of IP voice, data, and business telecommunications solutions. MegaGate serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider.  […]

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C Spire draws new Ridgeland ‘fiberhood’ maps for 1 Gbps Fiber to Home service

May 23, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi  — C Spire says more areas in Ridgeland are poised to qualify for the company’s 100 times faster consumer broadband Internet service now that new “fiberhood” maps have been published on C Spire’s company’s fiber to the home website. The new maps, which debuted Friday, reduce the size of several fiberhoods and the […]

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Developing vehicle-to-vehicle communication could reduce accidents

May 19, 2014

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Special to the MBJ When vehicles and roadway infrastructures are able to exchange information with each other, there is great potential to make Mississippi’s transportation system significantly safer, smarter and greener. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that it will begin taking steps toward enabling vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology […]

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C Spire to show construction progress on Starkville data center

May 19, 2014

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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Representatives of C Spire will brief business executives and economic developers at 10 a.m. Tuesday on progress the company has made on the first phase of its $23 million data center in Starkville. The 23,800-square-foot regional center will offer businesses a wide range of colocation, cloud-based computing, storage and enterprise solutions It […]

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Volvo to build Byhalia distribution center, creating 250 jobs

May 12, 2014

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According to the Memphis Business Journal, the Volvo Group today announced plans to build a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., that will create 250 jobs. The “state-of-the-art” facility, which will be finished in the fourth quarter of 2014, will be the “keystone” of Sweden-based Volvo’s plans to streamline its North American parts distribution […]

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Former McRae’s getting $35 million remake as Venyu data storage center

May 9, 2014

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Baton Rogue’s Venyu Solutions is set to convert the first McRae’s Department Store into the technology company’s fourth data storage and cloud-based data center. Venyu Solutions said data storage equipment purchases and the conversion of the circa 1960 former Fondren store property represent a $35million investment. The center that will open along the 300 block […]

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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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Bomgar named finalist for TechBEST Award

May 5, 2014

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A technology company that has won a bevy of awards over its history is in the running for yet another honor. Bomgar has been named a spring 2014 TechBEST finalist by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). Bomgar was named a finalist in the Best in Satisfaction category. The spring TechBEST Awards program recognizes service […]

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Ridgeland’s Digital Quest launching 3D prototyping course

May 1, 2014

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Special to the MBJ RIDGELAND, Mississippi — Digital Quest is launching the first course in a new series of courses using SolidWorks and 3D printers. The “Projects in 3D Design” course is designed to teach the process of design engineering, integrating the design and industry standard tools. The target audience for the course is both […]

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Tired of losing sunglasses? Soon they can talk to your iPhone

May 1, 2014

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If you have a habit of losing expensive sunglasses, the innovators at Tzukuri may have the product for you — shades that send an alert to your iPhone if you leave them behind. The glasses have a small Bluetooth low-energy chip in the temple of the frame. When paired, the app sends an alert if […]

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