Mo. wins grant to map broadband Internet coverage

AP News
Posted: Dec 01, 2009 10:56 AM

Missouri has won a $1.9 million federal grant to help expand high-speed Internet service in rural areas.

The funds will be used to map existing broadband coverage in Missouri and locate holes in high-speed access.

Missouri is seeking $142 million in federal stimulus money to expand high-speed Internet access in rural communities. The proposal calls for laying 2,500 miles of fiber-optic cable and building 200 broadband towers. Local Internet providers would hook into the system to provide coverage to homes and businesses.