Special to BAMSouth.com
I had yet another phone call recently with a burned out friend. Good guy, great engineer, even better strategist with an outstanding job — and just as disenchanted in his job as the last call.
The Weather Channel, which has served as an Atlanta-headquartered staple since its founding in 1980 by famous Chicago news and weather broadcaster, John Coleman, and media mogul, the late Frank Batten, is considering relocating their corporate headquarters.
C Spire Wireless, headquartered in Ridgeland, Mississippi and the eighth largest wireless provider in the United States, is offering nine Mississippi cities the chance to be the first city in the Southeast United States to have one gigabyte fiber internet access. Following in the steps of the Google competition that resulted in Kansas City becoming the first city in the United States to have gigabyte internet, C Spire is also conducting a race. Batesville, Clinton, Corinth, Hattiesburg, Horn Lake, McComb, Quitman, Ridgeland, and Starkville are the nine finalists in the fiber competition.
When I was in the Army I decided to join the Airborne and become a paratrooper. I had never jumped from a plane before and wasn’t particularly daring. I was also terrified of heights.
A no-boundaries opinion on what an ideal 21st-century Mississippi could be like.
by Jack Criss
I trust and hope all of you had a happy and safe Christmas and wish everybody all the best for the New Year.
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