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C Spire promotes, hires

Jeff Cook has been promoted to manager of brand interfaces for C Spire Wireless. Cook, who joined C Spire in 2007, has over 20 years of experience in consumer technology and telecommunications, including a stint at Dell Computer Corp. as a research and development engineer. Prior to his recent promotion, Cook was a senior product manager for emerging devices. A ...

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C Spire launches new WiFi On app for Android-powered phones

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless has launched WiFi On, a free app that gives users a connection to a Wi-Fi network with over 12 million global hotspots. C Spire is partnering with Devicescape, a San Bruno, Calif.-based Wi-Fi connection services company, to provide the new, always-on client-based app. The service allows customers with Android touchscreen smartphones to use Wi-Fi Internet ...

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Telepak strikes another branding deal with C Spire

RIDGELAND — Telepak Networks Inc., a broadband networking company, plans to sell fiber-based digital broadband services under the C Spire Fiber brand. According to Gregg Logan, Telepak vice president and general manager, the firm already has a strong reputation in the telecommunications industry as one of the leading independent providers of Internet, telecommunications and network services — so teaming up ...

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C Spire signs contract extension with NBA's Grizzlies

RIDGELAND — The Memphis Grizzlies and C Spire Wireless have entered into a multi-year extension of an agreement involving the NBA Western Conference team and FedExForum. Terms were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, the Memphis Grizzlies will continue its relationship with C Spire Wireless as the official wireless partner of the professional basketball team and FedExForum and offer ...

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TEC appoints John Rosenblatt

TEC has appointed John Rosenblatt as systems engineer at LecNet Inc. in Jackson.  In this role, Rosenblatt will be responsible for the provisioning and maintenance of broadband communication services and systems. Rosenblatt brings with him several years of experience in the technology industry. He currently resides in Madison with his wife, Megan, and daughters, Ada and Ihrie.  

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C Spire unveiled new retail store prototype on Coast

GULFPORT — Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless has opened its new 3,800-square-foot prototype retail store in Gulfport. The new store, located at 9277 Highway 49, features C Spire’s latest open floor plan design, wireless devices, feature and smart phones and accessories, as well as the company’s personalization program. The Gulfport store has a hands-on design to engage customers and provides a ...

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AT&T brings 4G LTE network in to more of Central Miss.

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI — AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network in Central Mississippi. AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Philadelphia, Carthage, Kosciusko, Lena, Camden, Choctaw and Edinburg. “As we focus on bringing more businesses to our community, it is crucial that we have advanced technologies in place to accommodate the needs of companies both large and small,” said ...

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C Spire hires account executives

C Spire Business Solutions, a unit of C Spire Wireless, has made has hired four client account executives. Courtney Hooker is in the company’s Northeast Mississippi market. Hooker, who is based in Tupelo, previously worked as a senior account executive for PaeTec Communications Inc. A native of Meridian, she is a University of Mississippi graduate with a bachelor’s degree in ...

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Is danger ahead for utility companies?

At one time telephone companies had monopolies providing landline telephones. Deregulation meant that telephone companies were split up, people could choose which company to get service from, and telephone companies lost their monopoly. Later, cell phones further disrupted the landline telephone company model. Could monopoly power companies be the next business model to be disrupted by new technology? Could energy ...

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C Spire makes staff promotions

C Spire Wireless has made numerous staff news. These include Frank “Beau” York, manager, brand programs; Cody Mahaffey, manager, financial planning and analysis; Donna Morgan, manager, brand products; Amanda Long, market manager, retail, Philadelphia; John Hegi, manager, network accounting; Tammy Taylor, client account executive, Central Mississippi; Gary Dodson, client account executive, Central Mississippi; J.C. Simmons, client account executive, Central Mississippi; ...

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