Posts Tagged ‘broadband’

FCC reforms prompt $53M investment in state by AT&T

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T is making a $53 million investment throughout Mississippi as a result of reforms made to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Universal Service Fund, a vast majority of which will be used to enable broadband expansion. This investment in Mississippi will mean more than 170 new sites in more than 60 wire […] [...]

Study: Broadband usage growing quicker than studies show

STARKVILLE — Broadband Internet usage in Mississippi is catching up to the national average more quickly than recent national studies report, according to a statewide survey conducted by the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University. Information on this Internet and broadband use survey is available at srdc.msstate.edu/ebeat/reports.html. Reports on the Mississippi Broadband Survey, […] [...]

Ole Miss first to utilize new Mississippi Optical Network

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi is the first entity to begin using the new Mississippi Optical Network, referred to as MissiON. The network serves the Mississippi Research Consortium, which includes UM, Mississippi State University, the University of Southern Mississippi and Jackson State University. The network also serves the UM Medical Center, the Mississippi Department […] [...]

Coalition makes recommendations for promoting broadband usage

by Published: December 20,2011

Tags: broadband, computers, federal government, Internet, online, state government

JACKSON — The Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition has issued recommendations for improving access to high-speed Internet and encouraging digital literacy. These recommendations are the culmination of almost a year of study and meetings by stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The Coalition also is partnering with the newly created Connect to Compete, a national […] [...]

Groups look to boost broadband service availability

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — As the federal government aims to bring broadband capability to as many Americans as possible, various groups in Mississippi are ramping up their efforts to bring the technology to those who don’t have it. The Federal Communications Commission recently announced it is revamping its Connect America Fund to give high-speed Internet capability […] [...]

New digital literacy program aimed at increasing broadband adoption

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Southern Rural Development Center will partner to begin a digital literacy program to increase broadband adoption across the state. Gov. Haley Barbour says the program will be based on the statewide broadband plan under development by the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition and to be released later […] [...]

Barbour unveils new broadband availability website

by Published: December 14,2010

Tags: broadband, Internet, stimulus, telecommunications

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 […] [...]

Delta county getting high-speed Internet

CLARKSDALE — Clarksdale and Coahoma County residents will soon have high-speed Internet access thanks to a partnership between the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA). Clarksdale is home to the national headquarters for the DRA, a federal-state partnership that covers 252 counties in eight states, including Mississippi. DRA developed the iDelta: […] [...]

Broadband funds not coming here

Vice President Biden yesterday kicked off $7.2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband grant and loan programs, of which $2 billion will be made available on a rolling basis over the next 75 days to bring high-speed Internet to communities that currently have little or no access to the technology. At an event […] [...]

BROADBAND BATTLE

Sen. Jordan at odds with Gov. Barbour about which part of state should receive federal stimulus money for broadband Internet Location, location location. They are the three most important words in the real estate language and, as Washington D.C., chews over hundreds of applications for broadband stimulus money, the location or destination of that money […] [...]

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