Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Frontier Communications Expanding Broadband Internet to Four Cities in Mississippi.

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI - (September 3, 2015) – Today, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that Frontier Communications will be expanding broadband service to rural areas in Mississippi resulting in 2,528  potential customers. The expansion is able to happen due to annual funding from the Connect American Fund (CAF).  The Federal Communications Commission established the CAF to pay for expansion into rural parts of the country which would otherwise be unaffordable. The $816,996 in federal funding from the CAF will allow Frontier Communications to expand broadband service to four cities in Mississippi within the next five years. Those four cities included in the expansion are Guntown, Houlka, Rienzi, and Tishomingo.

“Access to internet service is as important in 2015 as access to electricity was a century ago. I have been committed from day one to get high-speed internet access to as many Mississippians as possible. People in small towns and rural areas like these four cities deserve internet service just like folks living in our state’s biggest cities,” Presley said.  

Expanding rural broadband service has been one of Presley’s main goals since his election to the PSC in 2007.  For more information about broadband internet service contact the PSC at 1-800-356-6428 or online at www.psc.state.ms.us.