4-County Electric studying ways to bring broadband to customers

The CEO of 4-County Electric explained why the company has not started providing its customers with broadband internet.

Posted: Oct 2, 2019 9:19 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Many customers on the 4-County Electric Power Association system have been wondering why the company is not offering broadband internet service.

Earlier this year, the governor signed into law a bill that allows electric cooperates in the state to provide broadband internet to their customers.


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This is aimed to give rural customers a better internet experience.

The company's CEO spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday to explain.

Brian Clark said the cost of starting the service could likely cost the company some $115 million.

But he said there are many other concerns right now too, such as regulations, pricing and population density.

Clark offered no timetable for when the studies the company is undertaking would be over, nor what they expect to do when they are over.

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