- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - An agreement has been reached to install more than 100 miles of fiber optic cable from Hancock County to Biloxi.

WLOX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2czjeZY ) that Gulf Coast Broadband Initiative project leaders announced the expansion plans Friday. They will be financed with $15 million in oil spill recovery money previously committed to the technology project by Gov. Phil Bryant.

Coast Electric Power Association has partnered with Internet service provider InLine to complete the work. It is part of the broadband initiative’s goal of offering universal high speed Internet access along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, to boost education and economic development.

Twelve of the 15 local governments along the coast have signed on to support the high-speed Internet project.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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