Co-ops Stepping In to Solve Rural Internet Inequity in Noxubee County

A cooperative solution to provide broadband services to rural towns in the Golden Triangle of Mississippi is being funded by a federal program. The pandemic exacerbated the digital divide felt disproportionately by Black families struggling to access school, health, and remote work opportunities. Co-ops are member-owned, not-for-profit, electric companies that provide consistent broadband service to rural areas where big companies don’t operate due to a lack of profit.

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