Why Does Missouri Rank Near Bottom In Broadband Connectivity? State Broadband Director Explains

(Missourinet) Missouri is listed as one of the worst U.S. states for internet connectivity with over 400-thousand locations across the state without access to quality broadband.

BJ Tanksley, the director of the state’s Office of Broadband Development, says his office is keenly aware of the problem and is trying to fix the problem.

The Biden Administration allocated over $1.7 billion in June, the third highest in the country, to help expand and improve broadband internet access statewide.

In addition, over 260-million dollars was approved by the state legislature in January to create more than 55-thousand connections in areas that previously lacked broadband internet access.