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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 ranks highest in J.D. Power 2014 wireless full-service customer care study

AT&T has been ranked highest in customer service for the second time in a row for national carriers, according to the latest J.D. Power study released this week. In the 2014 Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Study, AT&T outscored all other full-service wireless providers for the overall customer service experience measured across its online, retail, and call centers. Once again, AT&T ...

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C Spire rolls out 4G LTE summer expansions

C Spire Wireless announced plans today to expand its 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution) high-speed mobile broadband services to nearly a half million consumer and business customers in Mississippi this year. The company plans to continue the roll out of 4G LTE mobile broadband services beginning in August to new areas that cover 5,993 square miles, a population ...

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Verizon ranks tops in state in J.D. Power poll

JACKSON — When it comes to network quality in Mississippi, Verizon Wireless ranks highest among U.S. wireless providers, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, Volume 2. The Southeast region includes the Gulf Coast states of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. The J.D. Power and Associates study measured network quality among all U.S. ...

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C Spire Wireless launches new home phone service

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless has launched a new service that provides home phone service using the company’s personalized wireless network instead of a landline or broadband connection. C Spire Home Phone Connect service features a fixed wireless voice terminal that offers unlimited local and long-distance calling while on the company’s personalized network. The device is compatible with most conventional ...

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C Spire debuts “landline replacement” service

C Spire Wireless launched a new service last week that provides high-quality home phone service using the company’s network rather than a traditional landline or broadband connection. Home Phone Connect will offer unlimited local and long-distance calling through the C Spire network for $20 a month with a two-year contract. “There’s no reason for consumers to continue to pay expensive ...

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Entergy Corp. adds new app for iPhone

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has added a new tool to its digital communications — The Entergy App for iPhone. The first version of the Entergy app features customer account information, company news, nuclear energy basics, environmental performance details and more. Rod West, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, said, “We have such a wide range of audiences with ...

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AT&T Mississippi: USF Reforms Bring $53 Million Investment to State

AT&T representatives announced this morning that Mississippi is getting a $53 million investment from the telecom giant following recent reforms made to the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Fund. In a release, AT&T says that most of the investment will go towards more broadband development for their customers especially in rural parts of the state. AT&T says that while USF ...

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Cellular South to become C Spire, touts 'personalized wireless'

RIDGELAND — On Monday, Cellular South will get a new name — C Spire Wireless — and the company says it will also become the nation’s first wireless provider to introduce personalized wireless services. “We have entered a new era in wireless – an era centered on broadband networks, mobile computing devices and now personalized services. Completing calls is only ...

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Wireless Wars

It’s a call that has the entire U.S. telecommunications industry on hold. The Federal Communications Commission last week stopped the clock on a review of T-Mobile USA’s proposed $39-billion mega-merger with AT&T after an antitrust Senate subcommittee criticized the deal as being anti-consumer and urged that it be blocked. If Washington approves the merger it will re-shuffle the country’s leading ...

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