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Over 20,000 AT&T workers in the South struck over weekend

More than 20,000 AT&T workers in nine Southern states went on strike over the weekend, saying that the telecommunications company isn’t bargaining in good faith over a new contract. The union, the Communications Workers of America, says AT&T isn’t sending negotiators who have the authority to make decisions. When asked if there will be service interruptions for customers, AT&T said ...

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C Spire gets favorable ruling in fight with AT&T

By JACK WEATHERLY C Spire’s contract to provide services to the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services has been upheld by Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Denise Owens. The ruling is the second victory for C Spire in seeking to compete for the contract to provide voice, data and other services to all Mississippi state agencies. The ruling will save ...

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MAYO FLYNT: MBJ opinion wrong on ITS bid

We are disappointed that the Mississippi Business Journal did not provide us the courtesy of hearing our point of view before taking a position against us in its recent Our View editorial. On behalf of the thousands of employees who are working each and every day to keep Mississippi’s businesses and residents connected, and on behalf of the more than ...

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OUR VIEW: C Spire has best interest of Mississippi at heart

So, let’s get this straight. There was a bid process for the procurement of the state’s telecommunications services. C Spire outbid AT&T by a whopping $32 million. Now, AT&T is protesting the entire process that it has never had a problem with in the past. None of that seems to be in dispute. After multiple requests, Michele Blocker, the Chief ...

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TODD SMITH — Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook most valuable brands

Technology giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook have been named the Top 5 companies in the 2017 Brandz top 100 most valuable global brands ranking, carried out by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. Now in its 12th year, the study combines measures of brand equity, based on interviews with more than 3 million consumers about thousands of global brands, ...

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Landmark conversion to increase apartment total with 50 percent ownership sale

By TED CARTER  The sale of a half ownership in downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center is part of a plan to significantly increase the residential component of a conversion to mixed use for the glass-enclosed office building at Capital and Lamar streets. Jackson commercial real estate broker Brian Estes said selling Weinstein Nelson Developers LLC of Baton Rouge a stake in ...

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Madison Co., AT&T settle franchise fee dispute

CANTON — Madison County has settled their dispute with AT&T. The Clarion-Ledger reports AT&T wrote a check to Madison County to cover back franchise fees totaling about $85,000. County comptroller Shelton Vance says the franchise fees were part of an agreement between AT&T and the county of Madison, reimbursing the county for the use of county roads to provide U-verse ...

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‘Cramming’ on customer bills proves costly to Verizon, Sprint

By TED CARTER Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269.56 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T ...

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VIDEO — Is business as we know it going to go the way of the Dodo?

Vivek Wadhwa of Singularity University returns talks to The Big Think as part of today’s featured video interview. The topic isdisruption: the phenomenon that occurs when radical innovations ignite revolutionary or evolutionary change in an industry. A simple example of this is what services like Lyft and Uber have done to disrupt the taxi industry. On a larger scale, cell phone technology has ...

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