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C Spire celebrates 25 years in business

Its been 25 years since New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning picked up the phone and called then Mississippi congressman Trent Lott. That historic call signaled the start of business for a little South Mississippi telephone company called Cellular South. The Ridgeland-based telecom now known as C Spire Wireless is celebrating a quarter-century as the nation’s longest continuously owned and ...

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Presley's office eyeing wireless carriers

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley’s office has begun random checks of wireless phone retailers to ensure compliance with the Consumer Code for Wireless Service. PSC regulations require designated wireless companies comply with the code, which provides consumer rights at the point of purchase such as a 14-day trial period, the availability of a map detailing ...

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Verizon builds on state network

MOOREVILLE — Verizon Wireless recently activated a new advanced digital cell site in Mooreville, which will enhance voice and 3G data coverage along Mississippi 78 between the communities of Tupelo and Dorsey and the eastern portion of Tupelo. In 2009, Verizon Wireless invested more than $16 million in North Mississippi to advance and expand its superior network capabilities. In total, ...

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AT&T plans to invest $1B in network

DALLAS — AT&T says it will spend $1 billion this year to broaden its network, enhance services for large businesses worldwide and expand its offerings for small businesses in the U.S. This will bring the huge telecommunications company’s investment in business-oriented networks, systems and services to more than $4 billion since 2006. The spending is part of AT&T Inc.’s plan ...

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Apple sells 300,000-plus iPads day one

SEATTLE — Apple Inc. said Monday that it delivered more than 300,000 iPads on its opening day, meeting expectations of some analysts while underscoring the challenges the company still faces marketing the device beyond early adopters. The total seemed modest given the weeks of hype about the revolutionary nature of Apple’s new touch-screen tablet device. Furthermore, the figures included pre-orders ...

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Cellular South builds out in Alabama

RIDGELAND — Cellular South has expanded its third-generation (3G) high-speed wireless mobile broadband services to consumer and business customers in Mobile and Baldwin Counties in Alabama – totaling nearly 120 new cell sites just in those areas. “We recognize the importance of a strong network and high levels of redundancy to provide increased wireless security, especially during hurricane season and ...

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