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HU MEENA — Spanning the spectrum and influence of sports technology: from athletes to fans

There was a time when football didn’t require much more than a haphazardly cleared cow pasture and a spheroid pigskin. “Sports rehab” was a taped-on aspirin and a spoonful of mustard applied to the location of the pain. But modern day sports have evolved. And just like in other areas we’ve explored —research, health care and education— athletics have intersected ...

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HU MEENA — Now Streaming: The digitization of U.S. health care

Today’s society will be remembered as the first wave of instant access culture. Need proof? There are ghosts of companies wandering the corporate graveyard, howling at the moon because they couldn’t keep up with our thirst for immediacy. “I went to Blockbuster” is now a primitive expression, akin to “Hand me the phonebook,” or “Me, Tarzan. You, Jane.” Disruptive services ...

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HU MEENA — Can a petabyte a day keep the doctor away?

Technology likes to show off. It’s easy to notice when the latest innovation has arrived because when technology gets better, we notice. In education-tech, we heralded the arrival of the SMART Board and interactive learning.  Government-tech showed off its ability with advanced NSA surveillance.  Every time you see a stunning new Pixar movie, you’re experiencing some of the best of ...

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HU MEENA — Fiber fever spreads throughout the Jackson metro area

Few people noticed the lightbulb. The innovation that has come to be the very symbol of, well, a great idea. No one was against it, but few saw the potential. And who could blame them? This was a disruptive innovation that seemed out of context and excessive to functional lamp-flame light. They didn’t know what they didn’t know. Chances are ...

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City of Jackson, C Spire look to boost signup for Fiber to the Home service

JACKSON and RIDGELAND — The city of Jackson is upping its bid to bring 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home broadband Internet access from C Spire. Yesterday, municipal leaders and C Spire executives unveiled plans at a Convention Center news conference that promise to boost efforts to qualify more of the city’s neighborhoods sooner for C Spire’s ...

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Jackson to get C Spire's high-speed internet

Special to the MBJ Jackson municipal leaders and C Spire executives announced an agreement today help Jackson become one of nation’s most technologically advanced cities by offering residents ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home broadband Internet access. The Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services firm built relationships with nine other Mississippi cities last November to provide ...

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C Spire, UM installing Wi-Fi network at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

OXFORD and RIDGELAND — With the 2014 college football season just around the corner, Ole Miss fans will soon be flocking to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with smartphones and other connected devices in hand to capture and share the experience with friends and family. To meet the growing demand by tech-savvy fans for Internet access on their smartphones and tablets before, during ...

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HU MEENA — Moving Mississippi schools into the technology fast lane requires getting high-speed Internet into our classrooms

Technology is rapidly changing how we educate our children.  From iPads and tablets to laptop computers, today’s classrooms look nothing like those from even a few years ago.  To power this quantum change, teachers need access to the latest digital learning platforms and schools need high-speed Internet connections for all students. Recent media reports have shed new light on the ...

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C Spire to begin building Fiber to the Home infrastructure

C Spire’s plan of building a high-speed Internet network in selected communities has reached another milestone. C Spire will hold a news conference tomorrow in Ridgeland when the company will announce the beginning of construction on its ultra-high speed 1 Gig Fiber to the Home initiative. The announcement is the next step in C Spire’s “Get Fiber First” challenge — ...

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