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Windstream expands broadband in Mississippi

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JACKSON — Windstream Communications Inc. is getting $917,403 to expand and support broadband to about 5,520 of its rural customers in Mississippi. The money from the Connect America Fund will allow Windstream to deliver broadband at speeds of at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps uploads to 2,760 rural homes and businesses in Mississippi where the cost of ...

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Ultra-speed Internet could fast-track South Miss. economy

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BILOXI — The idea of ultra-fast broadband Internet service as an economic driver started with Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and is rapidly spreading across South Mississippi. Biloxi City Attorney Gerald Blessey said Tuesday that Coast mayors will meet soon to discuss the idea of creating a Mississippi Gulf Coast Fiber Ring that would provide Internet access to every home, ...

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Jackson qualifies two more areas for C Spire’s Home Internet technology initiative

JACKSON – Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in two more areas of Mississippi’s largest city this week – helping Jackson expand eligibility for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home Internet service and related SuperTM HD TV and home phone services. Jackson’s Highlands East-Meadowbrook Highlands-Fontaine and Country Club fiberhoods reached their pre-registration targets this week and ...

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JOSH MABUS: You are not too small to invest in the world wide web

The internet was a small niche of business management during its first few years of existence, especially in a place like Mississippi. It’s an everyday reality now. When web began to make its way into Mississippi businesses, I often heard things like, “What use does a feed store have for a website.” Those were the days when a phone book ...

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Corinth becomes fourth Mississippi city to qualify for C Spire’s fiber to the home

CORINTH — Corinth, long known as the “Crossroads” city of the South, may soon become famous for being one of the nation’s most technologically advanced cities. The Alcorn County town in northeastern Mississippi qualified its first area this week for C Spire’s historic 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative, offering 100 times faster Internet access and related super ...

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Fourth neighborhood in Starkville qualifies for C Spire's 1 Gdps service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fourth area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital HD TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Hiwassee fiberhood, which extends from the city center to the northern edge, reached its ...

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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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C Spire completes acquisition of MegaGate Broadband

RIDGELAND — C Spire says it has completed the acquisition of MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of phone and Internet services to businesses. Terms were not disclosed. Based in Hattiesburg, MegaGate, founded in 1990, serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider. As part of the merger announced in June, ...

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C Spire completes acquisition of MegaGate Broadband

RIDGELAND — C Spire announced today that it has completed the acquisition of MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of phone and Internet services to businesses. Based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, MegaGate, founded in 1990, serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider. As part of the merger announced in June, MegaGate customers ...

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Google chooses Mad Genius as example of Internet use

RIDGELAND — Google recently selected the full-service advertising firm Mad Genius to serve as Mississippi’s example of a business successfully utilizing the Internet to find and connect with customers. “We’re gaining new clients and entering new arenas. Doors are opening up for us. That’s always a great thing,” said Ryan Farmer, interactive creative director at Mad Genius. “We’ve all had ...

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