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Broadband legislation could prove timely to rural small businesses

By TED CARTER The director of national outreach for the Small Business Majority left Mississippi last year having compiled a lengthy list of the challenges the state’s rural small businesses face. Atop the list: An absence of broadband internet service and spotty cellular phone service. That broadband problem could ease, however, in the months ahead now that the state’s rural ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — White space the solution for rural broadband?

White space surrounding rural folks across Mississippi may be the solution to closing our digital divide.   Huh?   Well, “white space refers to the unused broadcasting frequencies in the wireless spectrum,” according to techrepublic.com.   Huh?   Okay, it’s basically unused TV channels. Turns out TV channel frequencies below 700 Mhz function sort of like 4G so they can be ...

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C Spire trots out its 5G technology

By JACK WEATHERLY C Spire publicly tested its 5G ultra-fast fixed-wireless technology on Tuesday, and brought along an FCC commissioner to cheer it on. Brendan Carr, is in the 3-2 Republican majority that overturned the Obama-era imposition of rules intended to ensure a level Internet playing field and protection of consumers. Instead, Carr has said, the opposite happened. Investment and ...

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Windstream expands broadband in Mississippi

JACKSON — Windstream Communications Inc. is getting $917,403 to expand and support broadband to about 5,520 of its rural customers in Mississippi. The money from the Connect America Fund will allow Windstream to deliver broadband at speeds of at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps uploads to 2,760 rural homes and businesses in Mississippi where the cost of ...

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Bryant announces broadband investment of $15M

GULFPORT — Gov. Phil Bryant is pledging $15 million for development of a broadband corridor along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Multiple news sources report Bryant made the announcement this week at a meeting of business and community leaders in Gulfport. Bryant says the money will come from BP and other companies responsible for 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Officials say ...

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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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Ridgeland becomes first city to qualify three areas for C Spire service

The city of Ridgeland’s homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a third area of the city and has qualified for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Ridgeland’s Highland Colony North fiberhood, which includes The Township, Canterberry, Winrush, Carlton Park, Old Agency Village, Rolling Meadows, ...

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C Spire begins Fiber to the Home construction in Quitman

QUITMAN — C Spire’s plans to offer consumer broadband Internet service in Quitman and eight other Mississippi cities moved a step closer to reality with the start of construction this week on its ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative. C Spire crews began installing fiber optic cable in Quitman this week. Quitman is the ...

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C Spire drops New York ad firm, chooses Ramey Agency

A Mississippi telecommunications company went looking for a new advertising agency, and it didn’t have to look far to find its firm. The Ramey Agency, a brand strategy and marketing communications firm headquartered in Jackson, has been tapped as the lead creative agency for Ridgeland-based C Spire, replacing Young & Rubicam New York. “We have long admired C Spire as ...

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