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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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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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AT&T workers ratify new four-year labor contract

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have voted to ratify a four-year contract with AT&T Mobility. The contract covers more than 11,500 AT&T Mobility employees in CWA District 3 – the Southeast Region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The contract ...

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AT&T three-year infrastructure investment tops $1B

JACKSON — AT&T reports it has invested more than $1 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Mississippi between 2011 through 2013. Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T made 696 network upgrades statewide in 2013. Upgrades included new cell sites, the addition of wireless ...

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AT&T Mobillity, union hammer out tentative agreement

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI —AT&T Mobility has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in Mobility Southeast contract negotiations. The four-year agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, covers more than 11,500 AT&T Mobility employees in CWA District 3 — the Southeast Region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, ...

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C Spire breaking ground for new data center

STARKVILLE — C Spire has scheduled a ground-breaking ceremony today for a new data center in Starkville. Ridgeland-based C Spire plans complete construction on the first phase in November 2014, when customers would begin using the center. Mississippi State University’s Thad Cochran Research Park will host the 22,400-square-foot first phase. Two more phases are planned. The city of Starkville and ...

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Mississippi cities jockeying for C Spire’s fast fiber

» Ridgeland, Tupelo, Oxford and Corinth among top choices C Spire’s initiative to put ultra high-speed Internet and digital television service in Mississippi homes is moving as fast as the product itself. The Ridgeland-based telecommunication company said Sept. 24 that it was expanding its services with a statewide fiber optic that includes internet at speeds up to 1 gigabyte per ...

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C Spire sponsoring Champions Tour golf tournament on Coast

A Mississippi telecommunications company has stepped forward to sponsor a professional golf tournament on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless has signed a three-year deal to be the presenting sponsor of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic golf tournament, part of the Champions Tour that features golfers 50 years and older. It will mark the fifth year for the ...

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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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