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Town Hall to Focus on Need for High-Speed Internet

Broadband Tech Night Booneviile

Access to quality broadband has never been more important, for online learning, working from home and remote health care. But Mississippi lags behind most of the nation in high-speed internet access.

AARP Mississippi is working to advance policies that would expand broadband access and is holding a telephone town hall on the subject on Wednesday, June 16, at 6 p.m.

Go to aarp.org/ms and click on the registration link to sign up. The day of the event, people who have registered will receive a reminder call.

Mississippi ranks 42nd in the nation in access to quality broadband, according to BroadbandNow, due to low average download speeds. A 2019 federal government report found that 79.6 percent of Mississippians have internet access but only 62.6 percent of rural areas have it.

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