House passes broadband bill

Last Tuesday, the Mississippi House passed a bill that could allow the state’s electric power associations to provide broadband service to their customers. The House Public Utilities Committee voted to send the House Bill 366, known as the Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act, to the floor for a vote. The bill was authored by House Speaker Philip Gunn (R-Clinton). "I’m not here to say this is a perfect bill," said House Public Utilities Committee Chairman Jim Beckett (R-Bruce). "We’re not going to get everyone broadband overnight. It’s going to take a long time."

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