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State mulling options on extending benefits to same-sex spouses

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By TED CARTER Same-sex couples are tying the knot across Mississippi but the state has not yet decided how – or whether – it will extend worker benefits to the same-sex spouses of state employees. The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration is trying to get a fix on the state’s obligations in the wake of last week’s ruling by ...

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Doubling up on WiFi: Comcast adding 200 hotspots to 200 in place

Comcast is doubling its Xfinity WiFi outdoor hotspots from Jackson to Canton, bringing the count to 400 by year-end. The hotspots provide Internet connections to Comcast customers as well as non-customers. Specific locations will include public spaces such as parks, shopping centers and school campuses. The new hotspots complement Comcast’s thousands of existing residential and business hotspots in the area, ...

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Comcast rolls out strategy for new emphasis on customer care

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By TED CARTER Comcast Corp. says it has a strategy to lead subscribers to associate their customer service experience more with a day at the beach than a root canal. It’s an ambitious goal considering the pain the Philadelphia-based national provider of high speed Internet, cable television and digital phone service  has been known to inflict on customers over the years. ...

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Coming soon: 200 Wi-Fi hotspots around Metro Jackson

Here’s yet another reason not to leave home without your mobile device: Comcast is setting up a half dozen outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots in Jackson area parks and town squares this month as part of a cyber connection effort that will create 200 access points in public spaces throughout the metro region the first three months of the new year. The ...

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Firms’ donations focus on education

Big businesses in Mississippi not only provide some of the best paying jobs in the state, they are known for generously supporting charitable programs of many different types throughout the state. The big businesses often put a lion’s share of their charitable resources behind educational programs. “Education has been our priority for more than a century, and raising graduation rates ...

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Netflix, Comcast deal speeding up service, analyst says

Jeff Kagan, a veteran telecom industry analyst based in Atlanta, likes the arrangement Netflix and Comcast have reached. Here is what he has to say: Comcast and Netflix seem to have finally struck a deal that will benefit them both, and their customers. This is just one of many such deals that will have to be reached between a variety ...

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Dennis joins PIP

  Kelly Dennis has joined PIP Printing and Marketing Services in Ridgeland as an account manager. Dennis, originally from Mantachie, is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. She previously worked at Comcast as an outside business-to-business salesperson. At PIP, Dennis will focus on developing new business relationships as well as servicing existing clients.

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Twenty years of Top 40 Under 40

Always a well attended event at the EXPO, the Top 40 Under 40 luncheon will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. This popular program turns 20 this year and is the Mississippi Business Journal’s longest running recognition program. Since 1993, the program has honored 40 of Mississippi’s best and brightest leaders from a wide range of professions and businesses. These ...

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THERE YOU HAVE IT column: Things aren’t cool with cable TV

In my little world, Comcast choked as bad last Monday night as LSU did in getting rolled by Alabama in college football’s national championship showcase. I would loved to have watched the game in the comfort of my living room but Comcast fixed things to make sure I didn’t. My neighbor and his buddies in the apartment below had a ...

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