COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA)— Some residents in the 4 County Electric Power Association service area will soon have the option for broadband internet service.
Jon Turner, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations, said members in Choctaw, Clay and Noxubee counties can become apart of the broadband pilot program.
Turner said when state legislators unanimously passed the Mississippi Cares Act, 4 County Electric Power received 5.4 million dollars for coronavirus relief and broadband service.
The broadband pilot program will offer faster, affordable and reliable internet to 2400 members, about 2% of the company's total number of members, said Turner.
“It’s not a huge project, but it is getting us out there in those areas that would probably be the last ones to get served in a normal build out," he said.
4 County specifically chose the three counties for broadband service because they are the most under-served areas, Turner said.
Turner said this is the first step to a possibly offering broadband service to the company's entire service area.