Christina Southern

Christina Southern
Christina writes about business technology and telecommunications for C Spire. She has 15 years of experience in newspaper journalism and communications. Contact her at

Recent Posts

What is fiber internet for business, and is it really better?

By: Christina Southern on Feb 7, 2020 12:41:49 PM

Long, thin strands of pure glass about the size of a human hair are the foundation of the world’s fastest internet, capable of connection speeds and bandwidth that is 300 times faster than regular cable. When bundled together, these strands create a cable that allows information to travel through them in a beam of light over long distances.

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Topics: What is fiber internet?, C Spire Fiber

C Spire Professional Services achieves Cisco architecture specialization

By: Christina Southern on Jan 31, 2020 3:11:09 PM

C Spire Business has achieved a national certification that acknowledges our Professional Services expertise at a new level. The Cisco Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization means that C Spire has proven we can provide sophisticated, value-added Cisco solutions through our in-depth sales capabilities, technology skills and service offerings.

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Topics: C Spire News

What Makes a VoIP Phone System HIPAA Compliant?

By: Christina Southern on Jul 23, 2019 12:14:04 PM

VoIP is a game-changer for the healthcare industry’s communication landscape, allowing for quicker, more reliable communication. It also brings with it a multitude of HIPAA concerns that can be confusing to navigate. We turned to IT risk and compliance expert Robbie Morris to explain why a VoIP solution is subject to HIPAA compliance and what measures should be taken to protect your patient data.

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Topics: voip, hosted voice, business phones

VoIP Providers are Failing Clients. Here’s How.

By: Christina Southern on Jul 18, 2019 2:15:13 PM

Internet-based phone service sounded like the perfect solution for companies wanting feature-rich telecommunications a few years ago. But as many soon discover, VoIP can be a letdown. To be more precise, VoIP providers who don’t deliver on their promises are a letdown. I talked with Risher Robertson, an IT industry expert with 10 years of experience, to better understand the problems businesses with bad VoIP providers face. Here’s what he had to say:   

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Topics: voip, Customer Experience

Stay in the Loop with the Rural Broadband Consortium’s New Webpage

By: Christina Southern on Jul 17, 2019 2:53:54 PM

The C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium webpage is here! Now you can more easily follow the group’s research and testing efforts. The consortium is a partnership between C Spire, Microsoft, Siklu, Airspan and Nokia, researching how high-speed internet can affordably be brought to rural America.

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Topics: TekLinks + C Spire, C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium, TechMVMT, IT Risks

We Are C Spire: Solutions Engineer Charley King

By: Christina Southern on Jul 9, 2019 10:48:41 AM

If five months seems like a surprising amount of time for a technology company to develop a customized IT solution for a prospective client, well, you’re right. Five months is uncommon. And the Solution Engineer who prepared it is no typical engineer.

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Topics: employee, #WeAreCspire

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