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AP: T-Mobile USA acquires MetroPCS

(AP) T-Mobile USA has closed its deal to acquire smaller rival MetroPCS. The combined company, called T-Mobile US, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday under the ticker symbol “TMUS.” T-Mobile, the country’s fourth-largest cellphone carrier, is adding 9 million MetroPCS customers to its own 34 million. The combined company still lags No. 3 Sprint Nextel in size. Under ...

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AT&T switches on Gulf Coast 4G LTE

AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in the Gulfport and Biloxi area, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Benefits include: • LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies. Customers can stream, download, upload and games faster than ever before. • LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones ...

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AT&T named best corporate citizen in America

AT&T is the best corporate citizen in the U.S. right now, according to a new ranking by CR Magazine. That means it beat out everyone else in the Russell 1000 index of large-capitalization companies in terms of virtues like good corporate governance and environmental impact. » See complete story …

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OUR VIEW — The simple answer: Jackson needs the Department of Revenue

“The new normal.” Those are an awful trio of words the nation’s nagging economic slump has left us with. They mark a concession that we are prepared to live with things that are less good than before, such as double-digit unemployment, underwater home values and — for downtown Jackson — historically high office vacancy rates. Some commercial real estate professionals ...

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Entergy issues statement about Superdome outage

Entergy has issued a statement regarding last night’s Super Bowl power outage: “Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system.  Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, ...

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Wireless carriers plan for Super Bowl Sunday

A dropped call from your smartphone can leave you with a sinking feeling equivalent to witnessing a dropped pass by your favorite NFL receiver: shock, disbelief and maybe some frustration and anger mixed in for good measure. Whether its a dropped call, a text fail or a buffering browser, two of the country’s leading wireless carriers are making sure its ...

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Landmark Center, South Pointe top candidates in DOR search

A tug-of-war between two major office properties could occur in the 2013 legislative session as the Landmark Center and South Pointe vie to become the new headquarters of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Both buildings will lose major tenants in the next few months and look to rebound by securing a long-term lease for several hundred thousand square feet from ...

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Wireless technology 10 times faster with new 4G LTE

Wireless technology is getting faster for many Mississippians with the launching of the latest generation of wireless network technology by the area’s largest cellular providers. With the fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) services introduced in the Jackson area by C Spire Wireless and AT&T, customers will experience the speed and advanced capabilities offered by this newest technology. Both ...

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Landmark closing pushing Central business district office vacancy to historic level

Downtown Jackson’s office vacancy rate will head toward 40 percent with the shutdown of the Landmark Center once master tenant AT&T vacates at the end of the year, says John Barton, a Parkway Properties senior vice president and senior asset manager who participated in the Parkway’s quarterly office market surveys until the company ceased doing them last earlier this year. ...

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