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Internet connectivity is up in rural areas but need is still there

Internet connectivity is spreading through rural Mississippi but there is still work to be done. Internet access needs can vary widely and adoption of this connectivity still remains a hurdle, say groups working on these challenges. The governor’s office and the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition could not give a figure for the percentage of the state still without broadband access. ...

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AT&T Mississippi: USF Reforms Bring $53 Million Investment to State

AT&T representatives announced this morning that Mississippi is getting a $53 million investment from the telecom giant following recent reforms made to the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Fund. In a release, AT&T says that most of the investment will go towards more broadband development for their customers especially in rural parts of the state. AT&T says that while USF ...

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Jason Dean joins Butler Snow Advisory

Jason Dean, Ph.D., president of Fidelis Policy Group, LLC, has joined Butler Snow Advisory as senior vice president of economic development and public policy. He will be located in Butler Snow Advisory’s Jackson office. Fidelis serves in various leadership and administrative roles with many organizations around the state, including the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition, Mississippi Defense Initiative, Mississippi Energy Policy ...

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Business leaders’ Blueprint 2011 puts priority on Creative Economy effort

Mississippi’s strengthened economic development position has equipped it to become a player in the “Creative Economy,” a pursuit that involves fostering the creation and expansion of knowledge-based business that range from high-tech to film making to capitalizing on the Magnolia State’s cultural and historic heritage. So says the Blueprint Mississippi 2011 in a list of recommendations and goals issued this ...

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Reaching all the nooks and crannies

MDA is working closely with stakeholders to plan for the anticipated expansion of broadband capabilities Some people don’t like change, but don’t count Charles “Bubba” Weir among them, especially when it comes to Internet access. Since the unveiling of the so-called National Broadband Plan by the Obama administration last March, steps are slowly being taken toward the plan’s goal of ...

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