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Miss. gets $5.8M to expand rural Internet coverage


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Residents in rural parts of Mississippi will soon have access to high-speed Internet thanks to $5.8 million in federal grants.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday announced the funding of 3 new broadband projects with the money. The projects are in about 20 Mississippi communities and affect about 5,476 people and 62 businesses.

The money will go to Southeast Mississippi Telephone Company in Leakesville, Calhoun City Telephone Company Inc. and Windstream Corp. in Little Rock, Ark.

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