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Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • Posted at 8:13 AM
    C Spire enters the 2015 hurricane season with two multi-million dollar, hurricane-ready "super switches" providing added protection and service for customers in south Mississippi, along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in south Alabama and the Florida panhandle. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150528/219128 Both high-tech mobile phone switching facilities, which are designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane with winds up to 200 miles an hour, connect millons of voice calls, wireless data transmissions and other critical customer services daily for C Spire consumer and business customers. ... read more

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • C Spire ready for 2015 Atlantic hurricane season --- RIDGELAND, Miss., May 26, 2015
    Posted at 9:31 AM
    C Spire is using National Hurricane Preparedness Week to put the finishing touches on efforts to bolster its network resources and mobilize employees on the eve of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150526/218457 The initial outlook from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters is expected later this week, but Colorado State University predicts as many as seven named tropical storms to form in the Atlantic Ocean during the six-month period that officially begins on June 1. Three of those storms could ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    Camgian Microsystems Corporation and Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering and School of Medicine have collaborated through the engineering school’s senior design program to prototype a new smart wheelchair system for monitoring the health of postoperative patients. In additional to in-patient care, the portable system could also ... read more

Thursday, May 21, 2015

  • Posted at 9:41 AM
    C Spire Business Solutions is helping companies improve real-time workforce collaboration and communication regardless of location with the launch of a suite of new cloud-based unified communications services. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150521/217880 The technology, called C Spire UNIFI, links a worker's smartphone, tablet, desk phone and computer to one business number for every call, voice mail and message. "We're bringing unified communications to businesses of all sizes with a suite of simple and reliable services that help remove productivity roadblocks," said Brian Caraway, senior ... read more

Monday, May 18, 2015

  • Posted at 1:03 PM
    Southern Miss pitcher James McMahon, a finalist for National College Pitcher of the Year, won the 2015 C Spire Ferriss Trophy Monday as the top college baseball player in Mississippi this season. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150518/216835 McMahon, a 6-foot, 1-inch senior right-hander from Oak Grove, had one of the best overall seasons in school history. Heading into this week's Conference USA tournament, McMahon is 11-1 with a 1.72 earned run average (ERA), finishing the regular season with 55 strike outs, 21 walks and an ... read more
  • Posted at 12:45 PM
    More than 100 emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in 33 states and the District of Columbia have launched mobile integrated healthcare or community paramedicine programs, a new national survey finds. In mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine (MIH-CP), EMS partners with hospitals, home health agencies, physicians groups, nursing homes and mental health facilities, to address the healthcare needs of a community in innovative ways. MIH-CP is part of a broad shift in our nation's healthcare goals that is moving emergency medical ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    The state of Mississippi recently unveiled the latest enhancements to the state’s official website, ms.gov. These enhancements extend the goal of citizen engagement by bringing a personalized experience to the individual user. Visitors to the award-winning site can now customize their experience by selecting their ... read more

Thursday, May 14, 2015

  • Posted at 8:10 AM
    Mississippi’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of Information Technology Services, Dr. Craig Orgeron, was recently honored with a StateScoop 50 Golden Gov: State Executive of the Year Award. Orgeron is in the company of 50 IT leaders and initiatives from across the country selected by ... read more

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  • Posted at 2:49 PM
    Flora, a small Mississippi town best known as the gateway to Mississippi's 36 million-year-old petrified forest, may soon be famous for another reason - availability of some of the fastest Internet access in the world. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150512/215613LOGO Flora already receives cable TV and Internet service from C Spire, but the company is upgrading its fiber optic connections - opening up the opportunity for the town's 1,886 residents to keep a modified version of their existing service or choose from a suite ... read more

Monday, May 11, 2015

  • Posted at 11:47 AM
    Two pitchers, two sluggers and one player who does both are the five finalists for the 2015 C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which annually goes to Mississippi's top college baseball player. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150511/215142 The winner of the award, named after Mississippi baseball legend Boo Ferriss, will be announced during a May 18 luncheon at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. 2015 finalists, as determined by professional baseball scouts who cover Mississippi and college coaches, (in alphabetical order): -- James ... read more
  • Posted at 10:32 AM
    For only the second time in the award's history, Mississippi hardball fans will have the opportunity to take part in the voting for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which annually honors the Magnolia state's top college baseball player. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150511/215116 C Spire, along with the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (MSHOF), announced today that fan voting will count for 10 percent of the 2015 Ferriss Trophy award. A 24-member panel of the state's college baseball coaches and Major League baseball ... read more

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

  • Posted at 11:40 AM
    C Spire unveiled its newly redesigned 3,200 square foot, customer-inspired store in Pascagoula today - promising to transform and redefine the retail shopping experience with a new, fresh approach that captures the imagination, discovery and excitement associated with shopping. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150506/214309 The store, located at 4507 Denny Avenue, is the result of more than a year of exploration and research by C Spire - all designed to deliver on the company's customer inspiration promise and bring to life a shopping experience like no ... read more
  • Posted at 7:29 AM
    Bomgar, a leader in secure remote support and access management solutions, today announced that Julius Blum GmbH is using Bomgar to provide global tech support and manage third-party privileged access. Located in Austria, Blum is an international company specialising in the production of functional ... read more

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Vu Digital, LLC today announced the launch of their proprietary Video-to-Data (V2D) product, a powerful solution capable of converting all elements within video into metadata that can be used by marketers, content creators, distributors, publishers, and curators looking to better inform their brand visibility or optimize video for search. For the first time, music, dialogue, faces, logos, objects, text, chyrons, and graphics can be converted to chronologically indexed text. V2D provides a transcript of video and image frames, along with metadata ... read more

Friday, May 1, 2015

  • Posted at 3:48 PM
    C Spire unveiled its newly redesigned 3,750 square foot, customer-inspired store in Columbus today - promising to transform and redefine the retail shopping experience with a new, fresh approach that captures the imagination, discovery and excitement associated with shopping. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150501/213388 The store, located at 1912 Highway 45 North, is the result of more than a year of exploration and research by C Spire - all designed to deliver on the company's customer inspiration promise and bring to life a shopping experience like ... read more

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  • Posted at 3:09 PM
    Homeowner pre-registration in the city of Madison exceeded the required threshold late last week - helping the municipality qualify its first area for C Spire's ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home Internet access and related services. https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150428/212382 Madison's Reunion fiberhood reached its pre-registration target last Thursday - just 36 days after municipal leaders promised to sign up more residents faster than any other Mississippi city for the next-generation suite of services, which includes 100 times faster Internet, Super((TM)) ... read more

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    MaxxSouth Broadband, the TV, Internet and phone provider for 60 communities in Mississippi, announced today the launch of a first-of-its-kind regional sports network and also the deployment of an advanced fiber-to-the-home 1 Gig Internet service for its customers in Starkville, Mississippi. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150421/199994Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150421/199995 "The Governor and I are extremely proud of the investment that's been made here today in this community," said Joey Songy, policy advisor and counsel to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. Community leaders and government officials joined ... read more