OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA)— Many families in Oktibbeha County do not have access to WiFi, but one power company may soon present an option that could help change that.
Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant said there’s a high number of students who don’t have access to WiFi.
“Whether it’s because it’s not available you know because of not being able to afford internet access, we have a high number of those," he said.
4 County Manager Jon Turner said the company extended its deadline to May 22 for members to fill out broadband surveys.
Turner said 4 County Electric Power serves over 10,000 members in Oktibbeha County.
The company has not made a final decision about the estimated $110 million project, he said.
The broadband survey will help employees decide if the company should offer internet as an option, he said.
School district employees put together learning packets in addition to online learning materials made available to students.
Peasant said this ensured parents and students could have both options.