Background on the Issue

The State of Mississippi in September issued a Request for Information from vendors concerning the design and construction of broadband infrastructure across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, to foster innovation, drive job creation and stimulate economic growth.

The cities of Biloxi and Gulfport have embraced the state’s suggestion that the infrastructure could be owned by a non-profit organization, and, as a result Biloxi and Gulfport created an interlocal agreement that other cities will join to help ensure that delivery of ultra-high speed Internet infrastructure within their cities is timely, affordable and universally available.

The state has also recommended $15 million of the state’s BP settlement funds toward the endeavor.

See the state’s Request for Information

See the interlocal agreement