State Senators consider Bill to fund broadband expansion

Network cables (RJ45 ) connected to a switch

A bill to expand broadband is Missouri would require internet download speeds of at least 10 megabits per second and an upload pace of no less that one megabit per second.

The proposal is nearly identical to a program currently operating in Minnesota. BJ Tanksley with the Missouri Farm Bureau says the state will have put a priority on much faster speeds if it wants to keep up with download/upload goals set by Minnesota.



The bill from Republican Representative Delus Johnson of St. Joseph would provide 50% funding to expand broadband to cover 90% of Missouri.