Gov. Mead Pushes Broadband As Way To Grow Economy
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead wants to continue expanding access to high-speed Internet in Wyoming as a means to spurring economic growth.
About 80 percent of all Wyoming homes have access to broadband services through telecommunications, cable or wireless providers.
The Associated Press reports that Mead says he would be willing to support state investments to help bring broadband to areas not served.
Mead spoke to state and business leaders gathered Tuesday for the inaugural Wyoming Broadband Summit in Cheyenne. About 225 attend the event that was designed to highlight successes, as well as challenges, in the efforts to expand Internet capabilities across the state.