A key state lawmaker wants internet companies applying for state grants to show where they currently provide internet service in the Show-Me State.
Governor Mike Parson unveiled a $400-million proposal to increase broadband during his January State of the State address. Parson’s plan also includes $30-million to build and upgrade cell towers.
House Special Committee on Broadband and Infrastructure Chairman Rep. Louis Riggs (R-Hannibal) will present House Bill 2609 this morning in committee, which would require companies applying for broadband internet grant funding to expand broadband access to provide a detailed report of where they currently provide service in Missouri.
Today’s hearing begins at 8.