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MetroCast Mississippi acquired by Ohio-based company

JACKSON — Block Communications Inc. has acquired MetroCast Mississippi, a rural cable system that provides cable television, telephone and Internet services to more than 45,000 residential and business customers in 16 Mississippi counties. Toldeo, Ohio-based BCI also acquired MetroCast operations serving Red Bay, Alabama. BCI says in a statement the deal is expected to close by the end of the ...

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Business Communications Inc. – Best Places to Work 2014

MEDIUM CATEGORY Known for a full range of technology solutions designed to meet the needs of business, Business Communications, Incorporated, provides infrastructure solutions that cover the complete IT stack, including end-user devices, networking, computer and storage systems, and cloud and managed services offerings. However, Ridgeland-based BCI also is proud of its employees and the unique business culture the company has ...

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C Spire executive named new BCI COO

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 the hands of CEO and ...

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Companies look forward to networking at EXPO

If it weren’t for EXPO the staff at BCI might not have anything to wear. Maybe that’s a stretch, but according to BCI marketing director Wendi Garrison, clothes were one of her company’s many networking success stories to come right out of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business & Technology EXPO. The event plus the power of networking helped the Ridgeland ...

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Saving on travel expenses via technology — Solutions better, easier, cheaper

What does Iran have to do with Mississippi? Controversy over the country’s nuclear program has caused oil prices to rise again. When oil prices spike, gasoline prices do, too, and that means higher travel expenses for businesses nationwide. Mississippi businesses are increasingly saving on travel costs by embracing web and video conferencing technologies. They are also saving hours that would ...

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BCI a labor of love for Hinds

Tom Hinds, president of Business Communications Inc. (BCI), a Ridgeland-based IT solutions provider, says he has had a “good smattering” of the technology business since starting out as a controller for AT&T more than twenty years ago. An Army brat growing up, Hinds transferred to Mississippi in 1989 following the BellSouth acquisition of Mobile Communications. He married a Purvis native ...

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