Governor signed Rural Broadband Bill into law

Photo: Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and legislators in the capitol rotunda signing the Mississippi Broadband Bill into law on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant held a signing ceremony for the Rural Broadband bill in the capitol rotunda in Jackson on Wednesday, January 30. This bill allows electric cooperatives in Mississippi the option to offer broadband service to members.

Singing River Electric recognizes there is a need for true high-speed internet access for all Mississippians. SRE would prefer the service to be offered by local communication companies; however, the cooperative supported changing the state law to allow electric cooperatives the opportunity to provide broadband.

Singing River Electric is currently studying the situation to determine broadband availability in the service area and whether it is in the best interest of the entire membership to offer the additional service. SRE’s board of directors will take the time to carefully consider this issue and its best solution. The cooperative’s first responsibility is to continue to provide quality electric service to the membership.

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February 2019 Issue of Today in Mississippi member publication