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Oct. 24, 2011MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

MO Broadband

Work is moving forward to get more rural Missourians broadband internet access.

It's part of the state's 311 million dollar "MO Broadband Now" initiative. One company in north Missouri are installing the wires and technology to ensure counties in our area get the technology. Grand River mutual has received 12.3 million dollars for wire Linn and Sullivan counties. It will use an 8.9 million dollar grant for residents in Gentry, Harrison and Worth. Missouri governor Jay Nixon says he envisions not only broadband in homes and businesses, but facilities like schools where the public can access the technology.

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Supporters of the MO Broadband now project say residents will be able to search for and apply for jobs, hospitals can share medical resources, and overall education will be boosted.