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Objectives

 

Photo of railroad tracks, power lines, and interstate highway 

 “I have often compared expanding broadband to laying railroad lines and constructing the interstate highway system. . .  These routes changed communities in previous centuries, so too will access to broadband change our communities today.”

 Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon, 2010 MoBroadbandNow Summit

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The primary objective of MoBroadbandNow is to expand broadband accessibility to at least 95 percent by the end of 2014.

The MoBroadbandNow initiative is engaged in seven core objectives:

  • Collecting and verifying broadband provider data and information.
  • Preparing and analyzing state and regional broadband maps.
  • Establishing and supporting regional technology planning teams.
  • Building new and leveraging existing partnerships with broadband providers, community leaders, public and private investors and other stakeholders.
  • Providing technical assistance and other resources to advance broadband accessibility.
  • Convening public forums and community outreach.