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PSC eyeing telecoms' service

JACKSON — According to Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) will consider requiring telephone companies, including AT&T, to meet certain customer service standards or face penalties. The PSC unanimously voted to begin proceedings to consider the requirements. Presley first introduced the proposal to the PSC a few months ago. “Almost every day I hear ...

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Commission awarded grant for wireless network

JACKSON — A $19.4-million grant has been awarded to the Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission to help build the Mississippi Wireless Integrated Network, an interoperable wireless network for first responders. The grant was presented by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The funding will be used to help purchase equipment and build ...

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PSC yanks certificates from 53 telecoms

JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) announced that the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously revoked the certificates of 53 telecommunications companies to do business in Mississippi due to their failure to provide the PSC with an annual report detailing their business activities in the state. Presley said not only the PSC, but also the ...

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Verizon tops ranking for call quality

TUPELO — Verizon Wireless has been recognized for the “Highest Call Quality Performance Among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the Southeast,” which includes Mississippi, in the J.D. Power and Associates’ 2009 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 2. The J.D. Power and Associates study measures call quality among the major U.S. wireless service providers based on seven problem areas that ...

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Verizon completes Alltel integration

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Verizon Wireless has completed it South Area Alltel integration. Verizon finali9zed its purchase of Alltel in January and has spent the past six months integrating networks, preparing to convert billing systems, upgrading high-speed wireless broadband service, and re-merchandising stores across Mississippi including Jackson, Picayune, Vicksburg, Hattiesburg, Philadelphia, Laurel, Gulfport and Biloxi. Former Alltel customers in markets to ...

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AT&T introduces new service option

AT&T is now offering small businesses access to its 3G network in 350 major U.S. metropolitan areas using netbooks or laptops. Small business customers nationwide can now purchase Acer, HP and Panasonic netbooks and laptops, featuring AT&T’s embedded wireless technology, through the company’s relationship with CDW, a provider of technology solutions. The effort is part of AT&T’s initiative to introduce ...

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