Madison County, Mississippi

C Spire ready for 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

RIDGELAND, Miss., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --C Spire's bolstered network and highly-trained staffis ready to respond to emergencies and widespread natural disasters if they occur this summer during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Key Points: 
  • RIDGELAND, Miss., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --C Spire's bolstered network and highly-trained staffis ready to respond to emergencies and widespread natural disasters if they occur this summer during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
  • "As we focus our attention on a safe and healthy reopening of our region, it remains critically important that everyone prepares for the upcoming hurricane season," said Carla Lewis, Chief Technology Officer for C Spire.
  • Lewis said all C Spire employees and contractors, along with an extensive suite of network resources, will be on "high alert" throughout the 2020 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.
  • For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire .

Mobile COVID-19 testing set for Hinds, George and Leake counties

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:15pm

Collection sites were previously announced for next week in Madison, Itawamba, Tallahatchie, Pearl River and Oktibbeha counties.

Key Points: 
  • Collection sites were previously announced for next week in Madison, Itawamba, Tallahatchie, Pearl River and Oktibbeha counties.
  • The fastest and easiest way to get screened and tested is with the C Spire Health app.
  • The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi National Guard are partnering with UMMC and MSDH to coordinate mobile testing sites.
  • For more information about C Spire, visit cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at twitter.com/cspire.

Mobile COVID-19 testing set for Leake and Hinds counties

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 9:47pm

Collection sites were previously announced for this week in Chickasaw, Jones, Yalobusha, Lowndes, Covington and Simpson counties.

Key Points: 
  • Collection sites were previously announced for this week in Chickasaw, Jones, Yalobusha, Lowndes, Covington and Simpson counties.
  • The fastest and easiest way to get screened and tested is with the C Spire Health app.
  • The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi National Guard are partnering with UMMC and MSDH to coordinate mobile testing sites.
  • For more information about C Spire, visit cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at twitter.com/cspire.

Mobile COVID-19 testing set for Clarke and Carroll counties

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 5:13pm

These sites join other collections previously announced for this week in Montgomery, Newton, Jones, Winston, Neshoba, Sharkey, Forrest and Union counties.

Key Points: 
  • These sites join other collections previously announced for this week in Montgomery, Newton, Jones, Winston, Neshoba, Sharkey, Forrest and Union counties.
  • The fastest and easiest way to get screened and tested is with the C Spire Health app.
  • The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi National Guard are partnering with UMMC and MSDH to coordinate mobile testing sites.
  • For more information about C Spire, visit cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at twitter.com/cspire.

C Spire continues to serve customers during COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 3:51pm

RIDGELAND, Miss., April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire is voluntarily extending a waiver on late fees for consumer and business wireless customers through June 30 as part of its support of the FCC's "Keep America Connected" program.

Key Points: 
  • RIDGELAND, Miss., April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire is voluntarily extending a waiver on late fees for consumer and business wireless customers through June 30 as part of its support of the FCC's "Keep America Connected" program.
  • The company will not terminate service or impose late fees for wireless customers who notify us of an inability to pay their bills on time due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.To notify us, wireless customers can visit here .
  • Since the onset of COVID-19, C Spire has been continuing to support customer and community needs, including:
    To learn about other ways C Spire is working to keep communities connected during COVID-19, go to cspirecares.com.
  • For more information about C Spire, visit cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at twitter.com/cspire.

Mobile COVID-19 testing set for Madison, Hinds, Leflore, Clay, Leake and Pike counties

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 12:57am

These sites join others that were scheduled for this week, previously announced in Walthall, Clay, Lee, Leake and Pike counties.

Key Points: 
  • These sites join others that were scheduled for this week, previously announced in Walthall, Clay, Lee, Leake and Pike counties.
  • The fastest and easiest way to get screened and tested is with the C Spire Health app.
  • Effective Thursday, hours of testing will be noon-4 p.m. Only those with appointments will be tested.
  • The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi National Guard are partnering with UMMC and MSDH to coordinate mobile testing sites.

Hinds, Quitman counties set for Saturday mobile COVID-19 testing

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:49am

As of April 14, there had been 2,207 people tested at the Mississippi Fairgrounds in Jackson.

Key Points: 
  • As of April 14, there had been 2,207 people tested at the Mississippi Fairgrounds in Jackson.
  • The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi National Guard are partnering with UMMC and MSDH to coordinate mobile testing sites.
  • The fastest and easiest way to get screened and tested is with the C Spire Healthapp .
  • For more information about C Spire, visit cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at twitter.com/cspire.

C Spire expands free WiFi pop ups in select company retail store parking lots for students

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 4:23pm

With many WiFi hot spots closed or curtailed to comply with social distancing policies, C Spire expanded the free high-speed internet access in the parking lots outside company retail stores in seven new markets, including Indianola, Greenwood, Grenada, Batesville, Hattiesburg (Highway 98), Gulfport, D'Iberville and Waynesboro.

Key Points: 
  • With many WiFi hot spots closed or curtailed to comply with social distancing policies, C Spire expanded the free high-speed internet access in the parking lots outside company retail stores in seven new markets, including Indianola, Greenwood, Grenada, Batesville, Hattiesburg (Highway 98), Gulfport, D'Iberville and Waynesboro.
  • Under the program , students and parents can pull into a C Spire store parking lot, park their vehicle in designated areas and log onto the free high-speed WiFi during normal business hours to help them work on school assignments until schools reopen.
  • C Spire's sister company, Franklin Telephone, also is providing free WiFi outside the Franklin Chess Center, 63 Main Street, in Meadville.
  • The company also offers free next-day shipping for most online orders and same day delivery and curbside pickup at a wider selection of C Spire retail locations.

C Spire to continue providing "essential" communications services during COVID-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 4:03am

The Order is effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3 to 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20.

Key Points: 
  • The Order is effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3 to 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20.
  • The Mississippi-based companyrapidly modified its C Spire Healthsmartphoneapp in partnershipwith the University of Mississippi Medical Centerfor exclusive use for triaging those withsymptoms of the corona virus.
  • C Spire is available to customers 24/7 at cspire.com with chat reps to answer questions.To learn more about howC Spire issupporting communitiesduring COVID-19, go tocspirecares.com.
  • C Spire providesa full suite ofworld-class, customer-inspired dedicated Internet,IP Voice, data, managed services,cloud services, value added resale and mobile communications tobusinessesandwireless,1 Gigabit consumer Internet accessand related home servicesfor consumers.

C Spire provides students with free WiFi in select company retail store parking lots

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

RIDGELAND, Miss., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --C Spire is expanding a service to provide students forced out of school by the Covid-19 virus with free, high-speed WiFi internet so they can access online education content from the safety of their cars in the parking lots of select company retail stores.

Key Points: 
  • RIDGELAND, Miss., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --C Spire is expanding a service to provide students forced out of school by the Covid-19 virus with free, high-speed WiFi internet so they can access online education content from the safety of their cars in the parking lots of select company retail stores.
  • With many WiFi hot spots closed or curtailed to comply with social distancing policies, C Spire is adding the free high-speed internet access in the parking lots outside company retail stores in five new markets, including Bay St. Louis, Columbia, Greenville, Magee and Clinton.
  • Under the program , students and parents can pull into a C Spire store parking lot, park their vehicle in designated areas and log onto the free high-speed WiFi during normal business hours to help them work on school assignments.
  • C Spire's sister company, Franklin Telephone, also is providing free WiFi outside the Franklin Chess Center, 63 Main Street, in Meadville.