C Spire to debut Speedzone in new OIe Miss Pavilion

Ultra-fast Internet welcomes University of Mississippi community, Rebel fans to new arena

Nov 11, 2015, 16:55 ET from C Spire

OXFORD, Miss., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "This evolution of technology in daily life and social organization has led to the fact that the modernization of information and communication processes has become the driving force of social evolution." - Digital technology and social change expert Martin Hilbert

That statement is perhaps nowhere more true than on the University of Mississippi campus, where technology abounds among students, many of whom carry three or more electronic devices everywhere they go.

Laptops have replaced three-ring binders for organizing class notes, homework is paperless and assignments are submitted wirelessly. Students exchange ideas with teachers and peers via bits and bytes of information transmitted through iPads. Conversations take place by cellphone, not in calls, but in texts, tweets and even labeled images. Wi-Fi access is no longer simply a convenience if available; it's a necessity for the nearly 25,000 students, faculty and staff, along with hundreds of thousands of visitors to the 840-acre campus. When students need to access information and communicate with their academic community, instant connectivity is expected.

In response to the university's growing need for high-speed access, C Spire is partnering with the Ole Miss Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and IMG, the university's multimedia rights partner, to establish the C Spire Speedzone – a 1 Gigabit-per-second fiber optic-enabled Wi-Fi network in the mezzanine and lobby area of The Pavilion at Ole Miss, the school's new basketball arena.

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C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides customer-inspired wireless communications, 1-gigabit consumer Internet access and a full suite of Internet, wireless and data services for businesses. This news release and other announcements are available at http://www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit http://www.cspire.com or follow the company on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cspire.

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