FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Fulton Telephone Company customers will soon have access to high-speed internet service.
The company held a special ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Caffeinated Indian, a coffee shop in Fulton.
With a push of a button, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker brought high-speed internet service to the coffee shop.
Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 366 in January giving the state’s electric cooperatives the legal authority to offer high-speed internet service.
Before that, electric cooperatives could not provide such a service.
That left many rural Mississippians to rely on satellite or cable-internet providers.
The belief is cooperatives can provide better service to rural customers.
Fulton Telephone customers should not have to wait long for this service.
Several other electric companies in north Mississippi are also working to provide this service to their customers.