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Piece by piece: Missouri rural broadband providers work to fill in coverage

May 04, 2020 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

Stephanie Gooden is past the point of wondering if rural broadband is a necessity.

Its far past time and we need to get going, the northern district commissioner of Saline County said.

The primary hurdle that keeps rural areas from attaining access to reliable internet, however, isnt recognition of the need. There are 780,000 people without access to internet speeds of 25 megabits for second, the federal minimum, in their home.

The primary hurdle is money.

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