Going Public: Broadband Expansion In Southeast Missouri And Student Internet Access During COVID-19
With schools starting back up, classes potentially may be relying more heavily on online teaching. And in the era of COVID-19, internet can be especially crucial for distance learning. Loyd Rice, manager of fiber services at Semo Electric Cooperative, sees expanding local broadband access as a mission. In this episode of Going Public, Rice talks about plans and progress on expanding broadband. He talks about what expanding broadband has looked like with the added needs of the pandemic, and the support received from the governor.