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HU MEENA — Pandemic offers resilient Mississippi a chance to embrace a brighter future

EDITOR’S NOTE: The column is the first in a series of Mississippi CEOs writing how Mississippi businesses are responding to the COVID-10 crisis.     My favorite streaming video program during the COVID-19 virus stay-at-home lockdown has not been about tigers and their crazy trainer, Joe Exotic, from the wildly popular Netflix docuseries. Nor has it been about Scottie Pippin ...

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State Supreme Court unanimously upholds ruling to award C Spire with state technology contract

C Spire’s new contract with the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) will move forward without any further delays. This news follows a unanimous decision by the Mississippi State Supreme Court denying AT&T’s appeal and will employ C Spire’s fiber technology to improve the state’s communications capabilities. “We commend Mississippi’s state leadership for taking particular responsibility to spend each ...

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C Spire announces store changes, due to COVID-19 concerns

C Spire announced on Tuesday the closing of some of its locations and changes to some of its store hours, due to concerns of COVID-19 coronavirus. These locations are closed until further notice: Bay St. Louis Brandon Byram Charleston Clarksdale Columbia Columbus Jackson (Deville) Greenwood Grenada Indianola Louisville Magee McComb Meadville Mobile – Airport Natchez Ocean Springs Oxford Pascagoula Philadelphia ...

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C Spire offering free wireless data for schools

C Spire is working with Mississippi schools to offer free wireless data for approved learning sites for K-12 students as they prep for school from home during this time, it was announced Monday. “During health emergencies, hurricanes, power outages and daily life, people depend on our wireless services,” said Brian Caraway, general manager of C Spire’s wireless division.  “We have ...

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Computer science education bill wins approval in Mississippi House of Representatives

C Spire grassroots campaign to get computer science in all K-12 public and charter schools makes key advance A bill championed by C Spire that would give elementary, middle and high school students in Mississippi access to computer science curriculum in the classroom won overwhelming approval Wednesday from the Mississippi House of Representatives. HB 1165 by Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long ...

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Computer science education bill gains momentum, passes committee hurdle

A bill championed by C Spire that would give all 463,000 elementary, middle and high school students in Mississippi access to computer science curriculum passed a key legislative hurdle Tuesday with House Education Committee approval of HB 1165. The bill by Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, to bring computer science education to the state’s 884 public and charter K-12 schools ...

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C SPIRE: Mississippi must require computer science classes

A telecommunications company is pushing Mississippi lawmakers to require schools to teach computer science classes. C Spire ran a TV ad during the Super Bowl with actors portraying economic development officials in other states thanking Mississippi for not requiring computer science. The ad says Mississippi is losing high-paying tech jobs to Georgia and other places. C Spire spokesman Dave Miller ...

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C Spire holds coding events for Mississippi students

More than 60 students from seven high schools across Mississippi recently led Hour of Codeevents at C Spire retail stores and the Brandon High School library as part of a comprehensive program to encourage young people to pursue academic and professional careers in the information technology and computer science fields.  The students are participating in C Spire’s new Software Development ...

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HU MEENA — C Spire Health mobile app redefines the traditional doctor house call

Back in the 1930 and 40s, most doctors visited sick patients in their homes with hands-on diagnosis and prescriptions for maladies ranging from a sore throat and the common cold to pneumonia.   Fast forward 80 years through the industrial, information and technology revolutions to the modern digital era. Research, practice and consumer preference shows that the days of the ...

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TOP 100 — C Spire nears completions of 5G work

By NASH NUNNERY Mississippi-made C Spire, the nation’s largest privately owned mobile services firm, is in the final stages of completing work for the company’s transition to 5G. C Spire announced last month that home and business customers are already experiencing a 15 to 20 percent improvement in mobile broadband speeds based on upgrades to software and the installation of ...

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