JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would expand connectivity and accessibility of high-speed internet across the state.
Senate Bill 2798 allows energy companies to lease “dark fiber,” or fiber deployed along power grids currently unused for mass internet connectivity, to any internet service provider.
According to Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, all revenue from leasing the fiber would reduce electric costs to ratepayers.
The bill now moves to the House for consideration.