"Opportunities Poised To Explode"
Governor Jay Nixon announced Wednesday that the state is partnering with Marshfield-based Sho-Me Power to seek $142 million in federal economic stimulus dollars to expand high-speed internet access across rural Missouri.
WATCH THE KY3 NEWS @ 10 REPORT HERE
If approved, the money would be spent on laying 2,500 miles of broadband fiber and constructing 200 new towers from Gainesville to Tuscumbia and beyond.
At a news conference today, officials touted it as an ambitious but potentially transformative proposal.
"We can't bypass rural Missouri with the business, education and healthcare opportunities of the future," said Gov. Nixon. "These opportunities are poised to explode and they will make a real difference."