JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour recently unveiled a new “Broadband For Mississippi” website featuring a tool that outlines the availability of broadband across the state. The site is part of the state’s overall effort to increase high-speed Internet access to every community.
The site, at www.broadband.ms.gov, allows Mississippians to learn more about broadband technology and what it means to their community. The site also explains the state’s initiatives to improve access to broadband for all residents and allows visitors to test the speed of their current Internet service.
“Expanding Internet access through the latest and fastest technologies is critical to the state’s economic development, education and health care sectors,” Barbour said. “This site will be another way for Mississippians to learn about broadband technology and how it can help their lives.”
Broadband For Mississippi is part of a more than $7-million effort to evaluate and enhance the availability of broadband technology statewide. The program, which is managed by the Mississippi Broadband Task Force, is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info