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Process is moving along in providing internet to Monroe County Electric customers

The Monroe County Electric Power Association is looking into ways to provide internet to its customers.

Posted: Nov 19, 2019 4:42 PM

AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Monroe County Electric Power Association is looking to get the ball rolling on providing broadband internet to its customers.

In January, Gov. Phil Bryant signed the Mississippi Broadband Enabling Act. 

The law allows power companies to sell high-speed internet, something they previously could not do.

In a recent survey, a large majority of Monroe County Electric customers voted in favor of the company providing internet.

Open this link to view the survey results.

Monroe County Electric General Manager Barry Rowland said the company is looking at three different organizations to help in the set-up process.

However, a very important step is needed first.

Its customers will vote to amend the company's charter, allowing Monroe County Electric to offer internet.

The company will send a letter to its customers on Dec. 5 about this matter.

Once into the new year, the company will be able to put together a plan, Rowland said.

Monroe County Electric not only services people in Monroe County but also people in Caledonia, which is in neighboring Lowndes County.

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