Thursday, October 20, 2011
Millersburg Gov. Jay Nixon predicted Wednesday the launch of fiber optic high-speed Internet service will promote business and improve the quality of life of many Callaway County residents.
Nixon participated in Wednesday’s groundbreaking in Millersburg of Socket Telecom’s fiber optic broadband network in Callaway County.
Nixon said Socket participates in Missouri’s MoBroadbandNow initiative.
Commissioner Kelvin L. Simmons of the Missouri Office of Administration said no state money was involved in the Callaway County project and Socket sought on its own the $16.6 million and $7.1 million loan from the United States Department of Agriculture to finance the project. The state’s assistance came through Socket’s participation in the state’s MoBroadbandNow program.