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MO Lawmaker Wants State to Ramp Up its Broadband Internet Expansion Efforts Soon.

The lack of high-speed internet access in Missouri is a problem lawmakers have been fighting to improve for a while. A special House interim committee discussing the expansion of broadband internet around the state is holding a hearing Monday. Committee chairman, Representative Louis Riggs of Hannibal, wants the state to ramp up its efforts – soon.

Riggs also wants to boost digital literacy. He says even though people might have access, many don’t understand how to make the access work in a way that is going to help them.

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