State receiving federal funds for broadband
Published: September 27,2010
JACKSON — Mississippi will use part of a $5 million federal grant to create a nonprofit group that will try to increase high-speed Internet access through broadband.
Gov. Haley Barbour’s office announced the grant in a news release today. It said the state will use the federal money to collect and verify the availability, speed and location of broadband statewide.
Barbour says business prospects need information about the availability of high-speed connections.
The new nonprofit group, the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition, will be a public-private partnership.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
2 Responses to “State receiving federal funds for broadband”
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta
- Two BancorpSouth mergers delayed by federal inquiries
- Severstal selling plants, including Severstal Columbus
- Wasted away — Margaritaville in Biloxi to close by Sept. 19
- WILLOUGHBY: Broadband Voice founder Gary Watts isn’t afraid to take chances
- Judge to hear from True the Vote as McDaniel attempts to overturn loss to Cochran
- DAVID DALLAS: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington
- Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation
- Weyerhaeuser investing $57M to modernize lumber mill
- Google chooses Mad Genius as example of Internet use