The City of Ripley and Tippah County have recently passed resolutions supporting asking the Legislature to change the law this session to allow electric co-ops to provide internet service to rural areas, according to PSC Commissioner Brandon Presley.
Forty five counties and 65 cities across Mississippi have signed similar resolutions.
According to Presley:
As we move into the Legislatove session tomorrow, here are three solid facts to keep in mind on the MS Broadband Enabling Act that’ll allow electric co-ops to provide Internet service:
-NO request for money
-Creates NO mandate
-Stops NO existing provider from serving anywhe