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City approves C Spire agreement for broadband Internet

CLINTON — Clinton officials have unanimously approved a franchise agreement with C Spire that clears the way for city neighborhoods to start marketing themselves as the best place for 1 gigabit-per-second broadband Internet. The agreement is for 25 years, with two 10-year automatic rollovers that Ridgeland-based C Spire can trigger unless the company gives notice otherwise at least six months ...

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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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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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Read September 17 issue of the MBJ

>> BASEL III Mississippi bankers brace for change— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MBJ FOCUS/LIST: Insurance & Employee Benefits >> LEGAL Supreme court sides with Department of Revenue in AT&T tax dispute— by Clay Chandler >> BANKING Trustmark, Hancock head lengthy list of state’s 5-star banks— by Ted Carter >> KEMPER UPDATE Construction milestone achieved at Kemper ...

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Presley to challenge law derived from ‘AT&T Bill’

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley intends to challenge the constitutionality of a new law that removes the “carrier of last resort” mandate from AT&T and other layers of oversight from phone companies operating in Mississippi. House Bill 825 – known as the “AT&T Bill” — became law July 1. Before it cleared the Capitol and earned Gov. Phil ...

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Anti-trust suit filed against competitors by C Spire

ABERDEEN — C Spire Wireless has filed an anti-trust complaint against some its competitors in federal court in north Mississippi, claiming AT&T, Qualcomm and Motorola conspired to keep it out of the 4G LTE marketplace. >> POLL QUESTION: Which is the best mobile phone carrier? The defendants have filed motions — the most recent on Wednesday — asking a federal ...

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