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Comcast announces gigabit internet service Jackson

Comcast announced today that it is launching a new internet service that will deliver speeds up to one gigabit-per-second to residential and business customers in Jackson. Starting in late May 2018, Comcast will begin delivering these super-fast speeds using the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes. The gigabit service will be among the fastest and most ...

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C Spire event offers windows to the future

By JACK WEATHERLY To hear Randi Zuckerberg tell it, she has achieved her career goals in spite of herself. Of course, it didn’t hurt that she had help early in her career from her famous brother, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief officer of Facebook. But Randi really wanted to be a performer. However, that got torpedoed when a performing arts ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — White space the solution for rural broadband?

White space surrounding rural folks across Mississippi may be the solution to closing our digital divide.   Huh?   Well, “white space refers to the unused broadcasting frequencies in the wireless spectrum,” according to techrepublic.com.   Huh?   Okay, it’s basically unused TV channels. Turns out TV channel frequencies below 700 Mhz function sort of like 4G so they can be ...

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MAYO FLYNT: MBJ opinion wrong on ITS bid

We are disappointed that the Mississippi Business Journal did not provide us the courtesy of hearing our point of view before taking a position against us in its recent Our View editorial. On behalf of the thousands of employees who are working each and every day to keep Mississippi’s businesses and residents connected, and on behalf of the more than ...

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OUR VIEW: C Spire has best interest of Mississippi at heart

So, let’s get this straight. There was a bid process for the procurement of the state’s telecommunications services. C Spire outbid AT&T by a whopping $32 million. Now, AT&T is protesting the entire process that it has never had a problem with in the past. None of that seems to be in dispute. After multiple requests, Michele Blocker, the Chief ...

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Robotics team building, programming robot in lab

For six weeks it is pedal to the metal. Starting from scratch with a manual outlining the challenge and the parameters of the base, the 456 Siege Robotics team has six weeks to build and program a robot from scratch. The 25 member team is made up high school students from throughout the area and they spend hours a day ...

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Fuse.Cloud’s Gary Watts named MBJ’s 2017 Business Person of the Year

By JACK WEATHERLY Twenty years ago, Jackson was one of the world’s telecommunications centers. WorldCom had spun its magic and bedazzled Wall Street. How could a company in a Southern city not known for cutting-edge technology do that? The eventual and ultimate answer was – it cheated. Mississippi folk hero Bernie Ebbers wound up in prison, perhaps for the rest of ...

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Broadband – fast or faster – expanding across state

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi ranks at or near the bottom in broadband Internet service in the United States. Recently, two providers have expanded their service to parts of the state that are underserved, or depending the assumptions, unserved by high-speed broadband connections. Most recently, AT&T announced it is offering its service in parts of 46 counties in Mississippi. Based on ...

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