Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley of Nettleton announced plans last week for his agency to collect information statewide about who needs access to high-speed Internet, whether it’s individuals or businesses. He said the Federal Communications is operating on inaccurate data that shows more service in rural Mississippi than actually exists. Presley answered questions from the Daily Journal’s Patsy Brumfield.
Q: Why do you believe high-speed Internet is important to Mississippians?
A: It’s an economic issue from an individual being able to use it to improve their education or small businesses and entrepreneurs being able to sell products around the world. If Mississippians can’t access to high-speed Internet service, we get left behind – we’re out of the ball game.