Sally Doty talks about expanding broadband internet

Sally Doty, director of the Mississippi Office of Broadband Expansion, stresses the importance of people logging on to www.broadbandms.com, or calling or texting “The Internet” to 601-439-2535 to report inadequate or non-existent Internet service. The data gathered from this will be used to determine how much federal money Mississippi receives to expand broadband internet service.

Read more: Bad or no internet service in your home? The state wants to help you with data and mapping

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Jeff Bender serves as a senior political correspondent, working closely with Mississippi Today’s leadership on editorial strategy and investigations. Bender brings 30 years of political and government reporting experience to Mississippi today. He was a political and investigative editor at Clarion-Ledger, where he also wrote a popular political column. He previously worked as an investigative reporter and political editor for the Sun Herald, where he was on the Pulitzer Prize-winning panel for Hurricane Katrina. Originally from Florence, Mississippi, he is a journalism graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi and has received numerous awards throughout his career for reporting, columns, and freedom of information efforts.

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