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Broadband funds not coming here

Vice President Biden yesterday kicked off $7.2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband grant and loan programs, of which $2 billion will be made available on a rolling basis over the next 75 days to bring high-speed Internet to communities that currently have little or no access to the technology. At an event at Impulse Manufacturing in Dawsonville, ...

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Technology conference looks at GIS

JACKSON — Nov. 18 was “World GIS Day,” an 80 country effort sponsored by the National Geographic Society, Hewlett-Packard and the Library of Congress to promote further education and advances in the geographic information systems industry, technology used for an array of reasons from tracking hurricanes to pinpointing 911 phone calls to Google Mapping that new restaurant that everyone is ...

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EIGS kicks off MARS 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) has launched the MARS 2009 high school GIS projects. MARS (Mississippi Area Remapping Strategy) is a geospatial high school adoption program that was established in 2007 to help address the ongoing demand for an educated, well-trained workforce and to create a pipeline of the next generation of employees for Mississippi’s ...

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Howard chosen for Intel sales

ELLISVILLE — Howard Technology Solutions, an Intel authorized integrator and mobile channel leader (MCL), is one of a select group of manufacturers chosen to be a reseller for the new Intel Reader and Intel Portable Capture Station. Howard vice president Kyle McCoy said, “This is a wonderful product, and there has been a real need for it for a long ...

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Aerotec unveils product upgrade

PICAYUNE — Aerotec, LLC, has introduced its second-generation airborne LIDAR-based mapping product for identifying and locating vegetation in the vicinity of electric power transmission rights-of-way that presents a significant risk to the operation of the transmission lines’ conductors. A featured component of the vegetation management product is a handheld unit that provides the utility forester with the capability to measure, ...

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SmartSynch makes global ranking

JACKSON — SmartSynch has been named to The Guardian and Cleantech Group’s “Global Cleantech 100” listing the 100 most promising cleantech companies in the world. SmartSynch was one of 55 U.S. companies to make the list, and one of only three in the Energy Efficiency – Smart Grid category. The list was compiled by a panel of 35 cleantech investors, ...

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JSU hires EOServe for online offerings

JACKSON — Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.) and Jackson State University (JSU) have executed a master services and license agreement detailing the specifics of the various online degree programs in development. The agreement represents a significant milestone in the planned deployment of online curriculum for JSU including, but not limited to, its colleges of education, lifelong learning and public ...

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Advance Mississippi adds BankTEL

COLUMBUS and JACKSON — Advance Mississippi has gained a new member. BankTEL Systems, LLC, a financial software company, recently joined Jackson-based Advance Mississippi. “BankTEL Systems, located in Columbus, is pleased to join Advance Mississippi as we share the organization’s goals of promoting real, common sense energy solutions to help fuel Mississippi’s economic future,” said Boyce Adams Jr., vice president of ...

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New technology could help job seekers

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) are hoping that new technology will help the state’s job seekers find employment a lot faster without leaving the comfort of their homes. MDES announced the introduction of the WINGS online reporting system at a Wednesday afternoon news conference at the Jackson Workforce Investment Network (WIN) job center in conjunction with ...

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TVA to share technology

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is sharing its success with a computer system developed to collect information on the eastern U.S. power grid, and support the creation of a smart grid, by making the system openly available to others in the industry. The technology developed by TVA is called SuperPDC. PDC stands for phasor data concentrator, a ...

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