Broadband business owner has message for Governor Bryant

Last week, the governor praised the benefits of broadband in his remarks to Go Coast 2020, the group he appointed to develop smart investments for the use of BP fine money.

“There’s remarkable discussions about using this Mississippi Gulf Coast as a broadband center to make sure that we’ve got a broadband community that stretches across the gulf coast that we can bring in high tech industries. There’s very few places in the country that have that capability and we’re very near now to having that,” the governor told the group.

“What the state is trying to do, is something that really hits home for me,” said Joe Miller, who runs an internet service provider called “DSL By Air.”

“We do already have a broadband system here. The biggest thing I can suggest to the governor is instead of re-inventing the wheel, and spending money on a system that’s already in place, invest in the small companies already here,” Miller explained.

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11/13/12