Governor Announces $400 Million Plan to Improve Broadband Infrastructure in Missouri

Broadband infrastructure improvements are on the way. Governor Mike Parson last week announced plans to deploy more than $400 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to increase broadband internet access, adoption, and assistance statewide. Parson said investing in broadband infrastructure is critical to unlocking the state’s full economic potential and will serve Missourians for generations to come. The Governor said the plan was developed through a multi-agency effort designed to address a diverse range of broadband connectivity challenges and is expected to impact hundreds of thousands of Missouri families. The plan will be presented to the Missouri General Assembly in January for appropriation.