Top Headlines: Alabama Innovation Commission will partner with Stanford’s Hoover Institution, C Spire Launches Fiber-Based Broadband in Jasper

The LCS 26, which will be the USS Mobile, during acceptance trials in September. (Photo courtesy Austal USA)

Alabama Innovation Commission will partner with Stanford’s Hoover Institution
The Alabama Innovation Commission will partner with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution to further its mission of promoting innovation and economic growth in the state. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, an Alabama native who is on the Alabama Innovation Commission’s advisory council, is director of the Hoover Institution. – Alabama NewsCenter

Health care startup moving from New York to Birmingham
New York-based HealNow, a startup platform that helps patients pay co-pays, schedule deliveries and enter medical data via text or over the phone, will relocate to Birmingham in 2021. This comes after an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund.  – Bham Now

C Spire launches fiber-based broadband in Jasper
C Spire this month is launching its ultra-fast, fiber-based broadband internet service in Jasper, C Spire Fiber’s first foray into Alabama. Parts of Trussville are next for C Spire, and in 2021, the company plans to offer services in Pelham, Helena, Northport, Tuscaloosa and parts of Mobile County. – Broadband Communities

Future USS Mobile delivered to Navy
Austal USA on Wednesday delivered its latest LCS ship to the U.S. Navy, a ship that once commissioned will be the USS Mobile. Four other LCS ships are under construction at Austal’s Mobile shipyard. – Fox-10

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport adds flights to Pensacola
Flights from Muscle Shoals’ Northwest Alabama Regional Airport to Pensacola will begin Dec. 15. Boutique Air will offer the flights. –

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