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Mississippi Center For Public Policy: State Doesn’t Need Municipal Broadband

September 27, 2017

Mississippi ranks 49th in the United States in terms of broadband coverage. Even though 100 percent of residents have access to mobile broadband and nearly 90 percent of the state has access to wireline service, Broadband Now considers approximately 40 percent of the state to be underserved.  Does that mean that it’s time for the …

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Taxpayer Groups Urges Tennessee, Mississippi To Reject Government Broadband

March 9, 2017

Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation (TPAF) President David Williams published two columns this week outlining municipal broadband failures around the country and urging lawmakers in Tennessee and Mississippi to reject government internet networks. The columns are based off of a map that TPAF recently released that examines more than 200 government-owned networks around the country. The …

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Mississippi Shouldn’t Spend Settlement Money On Broadband

April 20, 2016

The state of Mississippi has decided to use the money allocated to it from the a settlement 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to build a statewide broadband system. Earlier this month a concerned citizen, Paul Machael, wrote to the Sun Herald arguing the state should use these funds for other purposes instead. Machael stated …

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