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C Spire, University of Mississippi Medical Center debut new mobile health app

C Spire executives and state medical leaders unveiled a new mobile app today that promises to improve access to quick, reliable health care for more people in Mississippi, especially those in rural and underserved areas, with minor ailments. The telehealth app, C Spire Health, is the product of over two years of development by C Spire in collaboration with the ...

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Better experience at Merit Health Madison key for UMMC surgery patients

Like hundreds of Mississippians, Harry Miggins is on dialysis while waiting for the kidney transplant that will greatly improve his quality of life. But pending that, several of his vessels have been widened and strengthened to make it easier for his blood to flow to and from a dialysis machine. Dr. James Wynn, University of Mississippi Medical Center professor of ...

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Hood: Deal should bring Mississippi better internet service

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the state will settle its part of a lawsuit that opposed the merger of cellphone companies T-Mobile and Sprint. Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have been part of the lawsuit. The merger awaits final federal approval. Hood said Wednesday that under the Mississippi agreement, the new company will make a next-generation “5G” ...

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Another Mississippi electric co-op eyes high-speed internet

Another Mississippi electric cooperative wants to get into the internet business. North East Mississippi Electric Power Association tells The Oxford Eagle that it will ask its members during a December annual meeting to authorize a broadband internet subsidiary. The cooperative says it aims to offer fiber optic service to all of its 27,000 customers in Lafayette, Marshall, Union, Pontotoc and ...

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Tamar Goulet selected as ambassador for nationwide program

Tamar L. Goulet, University of Mississippi professor of biology, has been selected as one of 125 female ambassadors for a new nationwide education program. The program, launched by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in conjunction with Dallas-based Lydia Hill philanthropies, is designed to provide role models and support in math and science to middle-school girls to encourage ...

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C Spire boosting broadband speeds and prepares for 5G

C Spire says customers and businesses are experiencing a 15 to 20 percent improvement in mobile broadband speeds throughout much of its wireless network due to installing new base stations and software that also will serve as the foundation for the company’s transition to 5G. C Spire, based in Ridgeland, is the nation’s largest privately owned mobile services firm and ...

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Tech, freelancers help businesses work with fewer staffers

NEW YORK –  Using technology to run her practice lets defense attorney Susan Williams give clients the time and attention they need. Williams decided years ago she didn’t want a large staff that would require her to increase her caseload simply to have the money to pay her employees. She has one part-time assistant and uses software for tasks like ...

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Driverless vehicles could have a huge impact someday, but probably not anytime soon

By BECKY GILLETTE Driverless vehicles could be the next really big business disruption in the U.S. There are some futuristic projections that by 2030, more people will use driverless taxis rather than owning their own cars, which could be less expensive while making finding a parking space no longer a big hassle. It could also cut the number of vehicles ...

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Champion to lead C Spire’s government relations team

C Spire has tapped Chris Champion to lead its government relations team. Having served on the staffs of both U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Champion brings a breadth of experience in congressional and state legislative and executive affairs across the Southeast. In his previous role as a Vice President with Cornerstone Government Affairs, Champion served as ...

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Stennis Space Center employees receive 2019 NASA Honor Awards

Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and NASA Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen presented annual NASA Honor Awards to Stennis employees during an onsite ceremony Sept. 10. Two Stennis employees received NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal. This medal is awarded to government employees for notable leadership accomplishments that significantly influenced the NASA mission. Richard J. Gilbrech of Slidell received ...

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