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Hu Meena receives 2019 Visionary Leadership Award

The Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) and the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) presented the 2019 Visionary Leadership Award to C Spire Chairman and CEO Hu Meena. Cecil Harper, MCBL&F 2018-19 Chairman, presented the award at the 11th annual Vision Celebration at the Country Club of Jackson on October 1st to a group of 485 Members, guests ...

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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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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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Lewis named one of Mississippi’s most influential African Americans

Carla Lewis, chief technology officer for C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has been named one of the Magnolia State’s most influential African Americans by the Our Mississippi Honors organization. Lewis was honored Aug. 23 along with 24 other African American business, education, government and community leaders, including Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, U.S. District Court Judge ...

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C Spire fellowship program at iconic Nokia Bell Labs enters third year

Two C Spire employees will be leaving in September for a three-month rotational assignment at Nokia Bell Labs, the world-renowned research organization in information technology and communications, as part of a joint fellowship program between the companies and two of Mississippi’s leading universities. The C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship Program, now in its third year, offers college students majoring in ...

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New hurricane predictions prompt C Spire to redouble efforts to maintain service in the worst conditions

The premature end to a weather pattern that suppresses the formation of hurricanes has prompted the nation’s top weather agency to dramatically boost the chances of major, deadly storms during the remainder of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The premature end to a weather pattern that suppresses the formation of hurricanes has prompted the nation’s top weather agency to dramatically ...

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HU MEENA — Cracking the code on computer science education in Mississippi

During World War II, an elite group of Navajos called the “code talkers” used their Native American language, which was unwritten and complex, to help transmit top-secret military information.  Code talkers helped the Allies gain an important victory in the Pacific Theater. Fast forward to today and coding means something dramatically different, but just as important.  Computer coding and programming ...

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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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MSU’s Grogan hopes C Spire experience a boost to future

By NASH NUNNERY John Grogan’s age belies his enjoyment of classic literature. The Mississippi State University senior, who just turned 21, discovered dystopian novels such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 as a middle schooler in Clinton. For the uninitiated, dystopian fiction centers on the portrayal of a setting that completely disagrees with the author’s ethos. “I can’t really relate to ...

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Early results from Delta water conservation project said positive

By JACK WEATHERLY Preliminary results from a water conservation experiment in the Mississippi Delta are encouraging, according to partners in the field trial. A collaboration by PrecisionKing, C Spire and the JF Phillips Farm shows water usage already has been reduced by up to 53 percent for corn fields and from 50 to 65 percent for soybean plots since the ...

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