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Governor Parson Helps With Internet Access

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(Jefferson City) Governor Mike Parson has announced plans to use more than 400 million dollars to increase internet access to more Missourians.

That money is from the American Rescue Plan Act (or ARPA) to increase broadband internet access, and to adopt new programs and assistance statewide.

B-J Tanksley is the director of the Missouri Office of Broadband Development.

He says they’re working to increase broadband access in every corner of the state, affecting hundreds of thousands of Missourians.

Tanksley also says he needs to hire more creative people to help contribute expertise.

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