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MetroCast Mississippi acquired by Ohio-based company

JACKSON — Block Communications Inc. has acquired MetroCast Mississippi, a rural cable system that provides cable television, telephone and Internet services to more than 45,000 residential and business customers in 16 Mississippi counties. Toldeo, Ohio-based BCI also acquired MetroCast operations serving Red Bay, Alabama. BCI says in a statement the deal is expected to close by the end of the ...

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Starkville becomes second city to qualify three areas for C Spire's fiber service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a third 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 TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Cotton District fiberhood, which includes downtown and the central business district, reached its 45 percent ...

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Two Romanians arrested for online sales scams

PEARL — Two Romanian men alleged to be involved in a sophisticated on-line sales scam have been arrested in Mississippi, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Paul Moraru-Rogoza, 37, and Gicu Oprea, 50, both of whose last known residence is in Lafayette, La., were arrested today in Pearl following a joint investigation conducted by the Pearl Police Department and the ...

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C Spire begins Fiber to the Home construction in Quitman

QUITMAN — C Spire’s plans to offer consumer broadband Internet service in Quitman and eight other Mississippi cities moved a step closer to reality with the start of construction this week on its ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative. C Spire crews began installing fiber optic cable in Quitman this week. Quitman is the ...

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Camgian to launch Egburt at D.C. summit in October

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation intends to bring edge computing to the Internet of Things (IoT) market through a new category of device to be released this October. The device, called Egburt, will offer enterprises a new way to implement IoT solutions where all crucial data and real-time, actionable analytics remain local with higher-level information processing, visualization and distribution performed in ...

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C Spire drops New York ad firm, chooses Ramey Agency

A Mississippi telecommunications company went looking for a new advertising agency, and it didn’t have to look far to find its firm. The Ramey Agency, a brand strategy and marketing communications firm headquartered in Jackson, has been tapped as the lead creative agency for Ridgeland-based C Spire, replacing Young & Rubicam New York. “We have long admired C Spire as ...

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C Spire begins construction of fiber optic network

QUITMAN and RIDGELAND — C Spire says it has started work laying fiber optic cable for high-speed fiber optic Internet service in Quitman and part of Ridgeland. The company held a ceremony in Ridgeland to mark the start of construction, part of the company’s plan to lay cable in four Mississippi cities, including all of Quitman. C Spire also plans ...

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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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AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas. The service’s 1 gigabit per second speed is about 100 times what U.S. consumers typically get with broadband. That means faster video downloads and the ability for more devices to connect to the network without congestion. AT&T currently has such speeds ...

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MSU tech leaders making changes in wake of 'Heartbleed'

STARKVILLE — Technology professionals at Mississippi State University are addressing the worldwide computer security vulnerability called “Heartbleed” by patching affected servers and advising Internet users on campus to change passwords, among other steps. MSU security and compliance officer Tom Ritter said the bug is being actively used against websites throughout the Internet, allowing attackers to connect with servers to draw ...

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