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Electric power provider plans to offer internet service to customers

The Tombigbee Electric Power Association announced on Saturday it will soon be offering broadband internet to customers.

Posted: Aug 10, 2019 6:54 PM
Updated: Aug 12, 2019 9:53 AM

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hung jury... the tombiggbee electric power association held a meeting this morning to announce an opportunity to offer internet to it's customers... wtva's evan hensley was there and joins us live with what this means for the community... live back in january the state passed a bill to allow rural power providers to offer internet services... in the last two days we saw two organizations jumped on board... one right her in tupelo at the tombigbee electric power association... pkg "today as a unanimous board decision to provide broadband to our assigned area." the board approved in the decision on thursday... to offer customers the opportunity to purchase internet through their power company... brandon presley - public service commissioner "this step is a major mile stone in the history and progress of rural people in this state." the opportunity will allow many resident in and around lee and itawamba county to have access to internet... "today the leadership of bill long and the board of directors have just brought hope to 43,000 of our people." the organization joined the the talhatchie valley electric power association who announced it on friday... "being first is not important it's about being the best." "broadband internet today is as important to a community as the railroad was in the late 1800's" it may also urge others throughout the state to make the switch.. "i think other members of electric cooperatives in our state are going to say that if they can do it at tombiggbee and do it in the north delta which is a very rural community. why can't we do it in monroe county, why cant we do it in clay county? why can't we do it in other counties." live the time-line for the addition is unclear at this time.. there is still plenty of road to go but they are on there way to the addition.. reporting live in tupelo eh wtva 9
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