Alliance looking to speed up Internet access

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Published: September 29,2009

Tags: economic development, technology

NOXUBEE COUNTY — The Noxubee Alliance recently launched an initiative to provide high-speed Internet access to all residents of Noxubee County.

Alliance officials have been working since June with a consortium of 41 Mississippi counties currently underserved by high-speed Internet. The consortium submitted an application in August seeking a portion of federal stimulus funding dedicated to high-speed Internet access in rural or underserved areas.

“Access to high-speed Internet is as important today for economic development as access to electricity and paved roads once were. Greater access is essential for us to diversify our economy and attract new residents. Even the limited number of residents and businesses who currently have access should benefit. Competition tends to drive down prices and improve service,” said Brian Wilson, Alliance executive director

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