USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

Missouri Farm Bureau

House Speaker Todd Richardson addresses Missouri Farm Bureau

Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson is emphasizing the importance of agriculture, property rights, transportation and broadband access. The Poplar Bluff Republican tells Missouri Farm Bureau members the House has a primary mission.     More than 150 Farm Bureau members from across the state traveled to Jefferson City this week for the group’s legislative day. […]

Network cables (RJ45 ) connected to a switch

Audio: Proposal involving broadband internet access heard in committee

A proposal involving the broadband internet access development fund was to have been heard this week in a Missouri legislative committee. Missouri Farm Bureau’s B-J Tanksley is director of legislative programs.     BJ Tanksley of Missouri Farm Bureau who recognized State Representative Delus Johnson of St. Joseph for his efforts with the legislation promoting […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves fiber optic internet access, new phone system

Five ordinances were approved at last night’s meeting of the Trenton City Council Two of them relate to replacement of the analog, 20-year-old, telephone system in use at city hall and Trenton Municipal Utilities. Detail presentations were given to the city council by representatives of Sybran Communications for Voice over Internet and by the Missouri […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Audio: Mid-States survey on fiber optic internet access to include rural area

Mid-States Services is conducting an online survey to determine Trenton’s interest in offering fiber optics broadband internet. If responses indicate a positive result, the business plans to begin offering the high-speed service within the city limits of Trenton but potentially could consider expanding to the rural areas. Troy Slagle from Mid-States talks about the survey […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves bids for internet access

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved a bid for internet service as well as an educational broadband service signal lease agreement at its meeting Monday evening. The board approved GRM’s bid for internet service and the educational broadband service signal lease agreement in principle with Mid States Services LLC was approved. The board moved […]