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Mississippi awarded nearly 32 million dollars for broadband infrastructure expansion

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded nearly $32.7 million to the State of Mississippi for broadband infrastructure expansion in ten counties throughout the state. As a result of these grants, which are a part of the Broadband Infrastructure Program, broadband will be brought to 12,487 underserved households across Mississippi.

The list of projects funded as a result of the grant is below:

Project Name


Corrected Amount

Bay Springs Smith County

Smith County

 $  5,507,845.20

Bruce Telephone

Calhoun County

 $  7,625,076.17

C Spire Issaquena

Issaquena County

 $     894,780.00

C Spire Madison County

Madison County

 $     625,500.00

CableSouth Media 3 Collins

Covington County

 $  1,755,000.00

Franklin Telephone

Lincoln County

 $  5,326,250.40

MaxxSouth New Albany

Benton/Union County

 $  3,072,303.78

MaxxSouth Pontotoc

Pontotoc County

 $  1,693,345.18

Uplink Coahoma

Coahome County

 $  4,859,330.58

We Connect Calhoun County

Calhoun County

 $  1,336,901.24



“Providing more Mississippians with broadband access is integral to the future of our State,” said Mississippi Public Utilities Staff Executive Director Sally Burchfield Doty. “Students, small businesses, and increasingly healthcare providers need broadband connectivity to participate in today’s digital world. The Public Utilities Staff, working with Senator Wicker, Senator Hyde-Smith, and Governor Reeves, partnered with 8 local providers to expand broadband access to thousands of Mississippians in some of the most rural parts of our State.”

(Source: Y’all Politics)