Initial MS Innovation Month Events Focus on Broadband: Twitter Forum 11/5 with MS Broadband Connect Coalition

As part of Mississippi Innovation Month, @MSInnovateEco (Mississippi Innovation Economy) will be hosting a Twitter Forum Tuesday, 11/5 from 7PM to 8PM on the topic of Broadband as an economic driver in Mississippi. The guest expert will be Jason Dean, head of the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition. Topics will include progress made by the Coalition so far, and future plans for ensuring that Mississippi becomes a leader in broadband access.

“Broadband opens up so many avenues that strengthen our economic development efforts and our standard of living,” said Dean. “From education, to job training, to healthcare and beyond, Mississippi is on the threshold of becoming a leader in broadband access, but there remains work to do.”

On Monday, 11/4, Digital Technology C Spire Wireless announced the Mississippi cities that are finalists in their “Get Fiber First” challenge. The focus on digital access both through wired and wireless connections is a key component of Mississippi Innovation Month.

“Broadband proliferation, from both a business and quality of life standpoint, is key to attracting, creating, and keeping the types of knowledge-based workers that will help Mississippi’s economy win the digital future,” said Tim Mask, VP with Maris, West & Baker Advertising, who is moderating the forum. “It’s a winning scenario for every Mississippian.