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High-Speed Internet Needed for ‘Rural Prosperity,’ USDA Says

Staff reports Five areas are critical for rural prosperity, according to the USDA. E-connectivity was the No. 1 “call to action,” in a recent USDA report. “Rural prosperity can only truly be achieved by connecting rural America to high-speed internet,” the report said. Other key areas were: quality of life,…

High-Speed Internet Needed for 'Rural Prosperity,' USDA Says

Staff reports Five areas are critical for rural prosperity, according to the USDA. E-connectivity was the No. 1 “call to action,” in a recent USDA report. “Rural prosperity can only truly be achieved by connecting rural America to high-speed internet,” the report said. Other key areas were: quality of life,…

Alcorn County Officials Consider Applying for USDA Rural Broadband Grant

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County officials might apply for grant money to expand broadband Internet in rural areas. The deadline is May 14 to apply for the USDA Rural Development Community Connect funds. The Rural Utilities Service will hold webinars Thursday and April 10 to “provide detailed guidance…

Communities Can Apply for USDA Rural Broadband Grants

USDA is accepting applications for grants to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities, the agency announced last week. USDA is accepting applications through May 14 in the Community Connect program. Grants from $100,000 to $3 million are available to state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits and for-profit corporations. Applicants…

Comcast Announces New ‘Super-Fast’ Internet Speed for Corinth

Staff reports Comcast announced Monday that it is launching a new, faster Internet service for Corinth residential and business customers. The new service will have speeds of up to 1 gigabit-per-second, which Comcast called “super fast.” Comcast said it will start delivering the faster speeds in late April through cable…

Comcast Plans ‘Major Technology Announcement’ for Corinth

Staff reports Comcast is planning a “major technology announcement for Corinth,” a company spokesman told Corinth Today. The Comcast spokesman, Alex Horwitz, could not provide any details at this time but said the announcement will occur this month. Comcast currently offers its full suite of X1 video, high-speed Internet, home…

Rural Broadband Money Announced, Alcorn County Eligible

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Numerous locations in Alcorn County are eligible for recently announced federal funding to expand high-speed Internet in rural areas. The Connect America Fund Phase II aims to help people on the wrong side of the “digital divide,” Federal Communication Commission officials said. Nearly…