Broadband project targets rural Mid-Missouri

People who live in urban and suburban areas now take broadband internet access for granted, but many rural communities are still waiting for the network to reach them.The majority of homes in this area don't have broadband services today, Socket CEO George Finegar said. They rely on dial-up or other technologies to stay connected to the world.Socket is spending almost 24 million dollars. Two-thirds of that money comes from stimulus funding. The money will go for new broadband connection access for more than three thousand homes, businesses and public institutions western Callaway and Eastern Boone Counties. The governer's MO Broadband Now initiative targets rural areas across the state.