Governor Tate Reeves held a press conference today to provide updates on the Office of Broadband Expansion and Accessibility of Mississippi created by the 2022 legislature.
At the direction of the 2020 legislature, the public utilities staff administered $75 million in Cares Act funding in broadband grants primarily for electric power associations.
In February, the state was awarded a $32 million grant for ten broadband infrastructure expansion projects across the state. This being the second highest award out of any state in the nation.
These projects will help bring…