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C Spire uses hurricane-ready "super switches" to provide added protection and service for customers in the Southeast.  Above, a switching bay inside one of the all-steel and concrete structures that houses a redundant, large-scale 500 kilowatt diesel power generator, a grid of back up batters and other redundant back-up systems, operations and technologies.  The centers are designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane with winds up to 200 mph.

Two hurricane-ready "super switches" ensure continued communications for C Spire customers in South Mississippi, Gulf Coast and Alabama

 C Spire enters the 2015 hurricane season with two multi-million dollar, hurricane-ready "super switches" providing added protection and...

May 27, 2015, 12:54 ET
With the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season about the get underway, C Spire is offering consumers and businesses in storm-prone areas some important emergency preparedness and communications tips and reminders.

C Spire offers consumers and businesses important reminders and tips on how to use their communication devices in emergency situations during 2015 hurricane season

 With the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season about to get underway, C Spire is offering consumers and businesses in storm-prone areas some...

May 26, 2015, 12:31 ET
C Spire is readying its telecommunications network and staff for the start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season next week. In 2012, Hurricane Isaac lashed the Mississippi Gulf Coast and five other states, causing $2.3 billion in damage, killing five people and knocking out power to more than 900,000 homes and businesses.

C Spire ready for 2015 Atlantic hurricane season

 C Spire is using National Hurricane Preparedness Week to put the finishing touches on efforts to bolster its network resources and mobilize...

May 21, 2015, 12:41 ET
C Spire Business Solutions has introduced a suite of new cloud-based unified communications services that help companies improve real-time workforce collaboration and boost productivity regardless of location. This image shows icons of important applications users can access through a desktop client interface.

Connect and collaborate: C Spire Business Solutions™ offers suite of new cloud-based unified communications services

 C Spire Business Solutions is helping companies improve real-time workforce collaboration and communication regardless of location with...

May 20, 2015, 16:14 ET

Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyer Steve Laird Earns Master's in Trial Advocacy

Fort Worth truck accident lawyer Steven C. Laird is now one of the rare attorneys to earn a Master of Laws Degree in Trial Advocacy from the Temple...

May 19, 2015, 10:58 ET

C. Ray Baker & Associates, Inc. Empowers Residents and Brings New Focus to Gary Housing Authority

 C. Ray Baker & Associates, Inc. (CRB) is winning kudos from residents and community stakeholders as they complete their management...

May 18, 2015, 16:03 ET
Southern Miss pitcher James McMahon, a finalist for National College Pitcher of the Year, has won the 2015 C Spire Ferriss Trophy as the top college baseball player in Mississippi this season.

James McMahon wins 2015 C Spire Ferriss Trophy as Magnolia state's top college baseball player

 Southern Miss pitcher James McMahon, a finalist for National College Pitcher of the Year, won the 2015 C Spire Ferriss Trophy Monday as the...

May 14, 2015, 14:53 ET

MAY 19 free hepatitis C testing

A new cure is possible for tens of thousands of Coloradans infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) – a silent killer responsible for most...

May 12, 2015, 17:49 ET
Flora, a small town in central Mississippi, may soon have some of the fastest Internet access in the world - thanks to upgraded fiber optic connections from C Spire, a Mississippi-based telecom company that is leading a Fiber to the Home technology initiative in the state.

C Spire updates its cable TV and Internet in Flora to fiber optic connection

 Flora, a small Mississippi town best known as the gateway to Mississippi's 36 million-year-old petrified forest, may soon be famous for...

May 11, 2015, 14:47 ET
Players from five different Mississippi colleges and universities have been named finalists for the 2015 C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which annually honors the state's top college baseball player.  The award winner will be announced on May 18.

Five finalists named for 2015 C Spire Ferriss Trophy

 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...

May 11, 2015, 13:32 ET
Mississippi baseball fans will get to help determine who will be the winner of the 2015 C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which annually honors the Magnolia State's top college baseball player.  For only the second time in the award's history, fan voting will count for 10 percent of the award total.

Mississippi hardball fans will help decide who will be the next C Spire Ferriss Trophy winner honoring the state's top college baseball player

 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...

May 07, 2015, 10:19 ET

ab+c Improves Mobile Functionality for Physician Recruitment

 ab+c Creative Intelligence is making the job application process a whole lot easier for busy physicians as VCU Medical Center becomes the...

May 06, 2015, 14:40 ET
City officials, United Way representatives, business executives and community leaders celebrated the grand reopening Wednesday of C Spire's newly redesigned customer experience retail shopping destination in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The 3,200 square foot store delivers an interactive shopping experience that mirrors how customers live, work and play and is expected to help the company closer to its goal of becoming known as one of the nation's premier retailers.

C Spire unveils redesigned state-of-the-art retail store in Pascagoula to showcase customer inspired communication services and technology products

C Spire unveiled its newly redesigned 3,200 square foot, customer-inspired store in Pascagoula today – promising to transform and redefine...

May 05, 2015, 08:30 ET

Soul Food Guru and Author Cassandra Gaines Announces Launch of Momma C's Soul Food in a Jar

 Soul food guru and author Cassandra "Momma C" Gaines, is all about keeping soul alive with her best selling book, Momma C's Soul Food and now...

May 04, 2015, 11:03 ET

CDC Physicians Discuss Current Issues Focused On Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff.) Infections and Antibiotic-Resistance

Join us on Tuesday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. Pacific/2:00 p.m. Eastern time for an on-line live broadcast to learn about current issues focused on C....

May 01, 2015, 18:48 ET
Local government officials, business executives and community leaders celebrated the grand reopening Thursday of C Spire's newly redesigned customer experience retail shopping destination in Columbus, Mississippi. The 3,750 square foot store delivers an interactive shopping experience that mirrors how customers live, work and play and is expected to help the company closer to its goal of becoming known as one of the nation's premier retailers.

C Spire unveils redesigned state-of-the-art retail store in Columbus to showcase customer inspired communication services and technology products

 C Spire unveiled its newly redesigned 3,750 square foot, customer-inspired store in Columbus today – promising to transform and redefine...

Apr 29, 2015, 17:17 ET
Local government officials, business executives and community leaders celebrated the grand opening Wednesday of C Spire's new customer experience retail shopping destination in Mobile, Alabama.  The 4,000 square foot store delivers an interactive shopping experience that mirrors how customers live, work and play and is expected to help the company move closer to its goal of becoming known as one of the nation's premiere retailers.

C Spire opens new state-of-the-art retail store in Mobile to showcase customer inspired communication services and technology products

 C Spire unveiled its new 4,000 square foot, customer-inspired store in Mobile today – promising to transform and redefine the retail...

Apr 28, 2015, 18:09 ET
Madison, Mississippi Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler pre-registers for C Spire's ultra-fast 1 Gigabit per second Fiber to the Home Internet technology initiative at a recent community event.  Madison is one of eight Mississippi cities who have qualified for 100 times faster Internet access.

Madison capitalizes on early momentum by qualifying its first area for C Spire's 1 Gbps fiber to the home Internet technology initiative

Homeowner pre-registration in the city of Madison exceeded the required threshold late last week – helping the municipality qualify its first...

Apr 13, 2015, 09:45 ET
Chris Muench of C-Labs (center) explains IoT and cloud security at Hannover Messe

C-Labs Delivers New IoT Cloud Capabilities

C-Labs LLC, a connectivity software provider for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the availability of new products to simplify the...

Apr 01, 2015, 09:00 ET

M/C Partners Acquires Majority Equity Interest in Denovo

 Denovo, a leading provider of ERP cloud hosting, consulting and managed services, today announced that M/C Partners, a private equity firm...