William F. Ludwig Jr. and Johnny B. Fears
Johnny was born in Amory, Mississippi. He attended and graduated Amory Public Schools in 1982. Johnny attended Itawamba Community College. Johnny played percussion and drums for Kaleidoscope and served as Drum Captian in the "All American Band". After ICC he then enrolled in North East Louisiana University and continued Music Education studies. Johnny returned to his home state to complete his degree at The University of Mississippi. There he sat as the drummer for "The Mississippians" and served as drum captain for "The Pride of the South" Marching Band.

After graduation from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Music Johnny found employment with Tupelo Public Schools as Lawhon Junior High Band Direct and Tupelo High School Assistant Band Director. He was employed in 1988 with Tupelo Schools and became very intrigued with computers, in particular, music on computers around 1995. In 1996 Johnny was awarded an Association of Excellence in Education Grant to integrate MIDI Music and Music Technology into the fine arts curriculum that ultimately lead to summer enrichment curriculum actives for Tupelo Schools. In 1997 he served as the district’s Web Site and Electronic Groupware Technologist.

Seeking to follow where technology was leading him he gained employment with The Peoples Bank & Trust Company (Now Renasant Bank) as Assistant Network Administrator. Johnny was employed with the bank during Y2K. In the spring of 2000 he joined a multi-business merger startup company RedMagnet Technologies. In February of 2001 Johnny founded Active DataComm® and currently serves the greater Lee County and North East Mississippi area as a business technology sales, service, and support company. Active DataComm® specializes in computer sales, service, network administration, security, website/e-mail design, maintenance, and hosting, as well as offering nation wide repair depot services as FixITRepairDepot.com.

Johnny also enjoys performing as a musician for organizations such as Tupelo Symphony Orchestra, Tupelo Community Theatre, Stars Over Mississippi, Tupelo Charity Ball, Tupelo Fantasia Ball, and freelancing as a drummer.


ActiveDataCommLogoActive DataComm® has been serving the greater Lee County area since February 2001. Our services include computer sales & service, on-site technical support, networking, data security and protection, and consulting.

We are growing particularly in the area of remote assistance and administration. Active DataComm® can connect to and work with your computer, to assist you with troubleshooting or training in minutes. With today's technologies it is no longer necessary to wait for an on-site visit to receive support and service.

Active DataComm® provides a variety of computer and network services to local businesses, individuals and churches. Our primary goal is to meet any and all of your technology needs with efficiency and in a friendly and timely manner. Our professional staff can design, plan, procure, integrate, implement, train and provide ongoing support for all of your technology needs, whether it is for a standalone PC or a complicated computer network. We are a value-added reseller for companies such as Microsoft, Dell, and Symantec (Norton Antivirus) products.

Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of Active DataComm® is our expertise in integrating these technological tools into your business processes. We will work with you to determine exactly what the short-term and long-term business and technology goals are, and we will assist you in establishing the key objectives necessary to achieve these goals.

We are very proud and appreciative of our current client base and certainly welcome new clients who have needs for our services. Our current clientele consists of churches, law firms, medical offices, insurance companies, real-estate companies, manufacturing companies, community/youth agencies, and government agencies.



Active DataComm FixIT Repair Depot Sunset  Techs