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Strategy For Broadband Expansion Likely Topic For Missouri Legislators

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The strategy of broadband expansion is one of the topics that will be addressed in the next legislative session that begins in January. Missouri 2nd District Representative J Eggleston says free market forces have been slow to build up the access of broadband to rural Missouri.


He says fiber seems to be the best technology.


There have been committees set up that could provide some input when the topic gets addressed during the 2022 legislative session.

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