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C Spire Wireless gives update on 4G LTE network build-out

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless has released details on progress the company has made in readying its network for introduction of 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution) high-speed mobile broadband services beginning in September. The company reports it is investing $60 million for the initial introductory phase of 4G LTE mobile broadband services in 20 Mississippi markets covering 2,700 ...

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Lawmakers approve phone-deregulation legislation

JACKSON — Mississippi would lose most of its remaining regulatory authority over AT&T under a bill the House gave final passage Monday. Telephone service in Mississippi was mostly deregulated in 2006, ending the Public Service Commission’s traditional power to set rates. House Bill 825 would remove the commission’s remaining ratemaking authority over 30,000 local-only landlines. The measure would also end ...

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FCC reforms prompt $53M investment in state by AT&T

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T is making a $53 million investment throughout Mississippi as a result of reforms made to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Universal Service Fund, a vast majority of which will be used to enable broadband expansion. This investment in Mississippi will mean more than 170 new sites in more than 60 wire centers, which will increase access ...

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PSC commissioners voice strong opposition to 'AT&T Bill'

JACKSON — Public Service Commission chairman Leonard Bentz and Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley have voiced opposition to House Bill 825, which they say would remove all oversight the Mississippi Public Service Commission has over AT&T. “This bill is a corporate wish list that gives AT&T the permission to run over and take advantage of every single customer ...

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C Spire: 50,000-plus already sign up for new rewards

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless reports more than 50,000 wireless users have signed up to participate in its new rewards program, earning more than three million points, in the first few weeks of launch. C Spire’s Percs program allows both customers and prospective customers to access a variety of rewards by using their phones and interacting with the C Spire ...

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