Mississippi’s Electric Cooperatives Rush to Extend Broadband to Rural Areas
- Aug 20, 2020 10:54 pm GMT
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Electric cooperatives in northern Mississippi are using $65 million in federal funding to expand broadband communications services to underserved parts of the state.
Grants made under the recently enacted program will drive construction of more than 2,760 miles of fiber optic cable by the end of 2020 and another 1,980 miles by the end of 2021.
Service is expected to pass nearly 30,000 homes and businesses in the northern part of the state by the end of 2020 and another 17,000 homes by the end of 2021.
“Admittedly, it’s an aggressive timeline,” said Brandon Presley, a member of the Public Service Commission who represents the state’s northern district.
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