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MDOT launches new '511' information service

JACKSON — Residents and travelers in Mississippi are now able to access weather-related road conditions, construction and other relevant travel information by dialing 511. In announcing 511’s deployment, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials said this service complements the agency’s existing traffic resources, MDOTtraffic.com and its mobile smartphone applications. It is Mississippi’s first voice-recognition travel information service. MDOT customized the ...

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C Spire completes acquisition of Alabama-based Callis Communications

Merger will expand technology provider’s market presence and offer comprehensive business solutions for customers in Southeast region   RIDGELAND, Mississippi — C Spire announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Callis Communications, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based communications services for businesses. Based in Mobile, Alabama, Callis serves customers in key business markets across the Southeast and, for the sixth ...

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C Spire sponsoring Champions Tour golf tournament on Coast

A Mississippi telecommunications company has stepped forward to sponsor a professional golf tournament on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless has signed a three-year deal to be the presenting sponsor of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic golf tournament, part of the Champions Tour that features golfers 50 years and older. It will mark the fifth year for the ...

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Bomgar unveils new solution for Android, iOS apps

JACKSON — Bomgar has introduced its new Embedded Remote App Support technology, which enables remote screen sharing and support for Android and iOS apps. The technology is delivered in a software development kit (SDK) that can be included in any Apple iOS or Android app by the app developer. Once Embedded Remote App Support is enabled, customers and employees can ...

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Appeals court upholds challenge to anti-spoofing law

JACKSON — A federal appeals court has sided with a New Jersey company that challenged Mississippi’s “anti-spoofing” law. Mississippi enacted the law 2010. Other states and Congress have since enacted similar laws. Backers of the laws say caller ID “spoofing” is a growing threat to people because of new technology making it cheap and easy to change the name and ...

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T-Mobile awarded rural wireless service grant

ATTALA COUNTY and WINSTON COUNTY — T-Mobile has won a more than $1.8 million federal grant to expand wireless service in rural Mississippi. The Federal Communications Commission says T-Mobile will work to fill gaps in 3G and 4G coverage on over 155 road miles in Attala County and nearly 100 road miles in Winston County. The company faces a three-year ...

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Court to hear appeal of 'anti-spoofing' law

JACKSON — A challenge to Mississippi’s “anti-spoofing” law will be heard Oct. 4 by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. Mississippi enacted the law 2010. Other states and Congress have since enacted similar laws. Backers of the laws say caller ID “spoofing” is a growing threat to people because of new technology making it cheap and easy to change ...

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Verizon ranks tops in state in J.D. Power poll

JACKSON — When it comes to network quality in Mississippi, Verizon Wireless ranks highest among U.S. wireless providers, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, Volume 2. The Southeast region includes the Gulf Coast states of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. The J.D. Power and Associates study measured network quality among all U.S. ...

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Comcast launches Xfinity Home service in metro Jackson

JACKSON — Comcast has launched Xfinity Home across the company’s Jackson metropolitan service area. Xfinity Home offers traditional home security components, like police and fire alarm protection backed by 24/7 monitoring as well as the ability to remotely adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on or off and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras while away from home. The ...

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