Connect MS is a new broadband entity established to continue the work of the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition (MBCC) after the conclusion of the Broadband Stimulus grant. Connect MS was created to assess Mississippi's assets, needs, and opportunities for greater broadband use, adoption, and availability and to establish programs to address these needs.
On February 4, 2015, Connect MS is partnering with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to host a broadband workshop in Jackson, MS, titled, "Accelerating Innovation and Economic Development." For more information and to register, please click here. or contact Elizabeth Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Extension Broadband Education and Adoption Team
(e-BEAT) was recently launched, deploying Regional Coordinators
around the state to work with businesses, educators, elected officials and community leaders on developing solutions to increase
digital literacy and adoption of broadband.
Click here to learn more about how you can get involved
with increasing broadband use in your area.
The Mississippi State University conducted a phone survey of Mississippians in early 2011 to assess the level of broadband use and adoption. These results have influenced the development of the MBCC’s broadband plan and will guide the activities of the e-BEAT. Click the link below to view who is and is not online, how Mississippians feel about broadband, and how they use it in their lives.Click here to review the survey results
Mississippi recently embarked on an aggressive effort to chart a path toward a more connected future. The Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition, a public-private partnership, developed a comprehensive strategic plan for improving digital literacy, increasing access to broadband, and enabling greater adoption of broadband in the state.
Click here to learn more about Mississippi Broadband Strategic Plan