Driving Economic Growth Through Broadband Innovation
Innovation through broadband is changing the landscape of our culture, from global impacts to our own backyards, improving our lives and our livelihoods. Connect MS is committed to fostering broadband adoption and promoting innovative broadband solutions across Mississippi.
In 2010, Mississippi was awarded a State Broadband Initiative grant through NTIA, which was used to fund the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition. This study group developed a report entitled, “Mapping Mississippi’s Digital Future,” outlining recommendations to increase digital literacy through broadband adoption and access strategies. Among the earliest and most impactful successes was the creation of the Mississippi Telehealth Association. Mississippi is nationally recognized as the leader in telehealth advances and is one of only seven states to receive an “A” grade from the American Telemedicine Association. Now, Connect MS continues to orchestrate policy forums and adoption strategies to bolster our state’s economic growth through broadband innovation.