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Riggs says broadband bill being signed into law isn’t the end of expansion efforts

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New legislation has been signed into law that aims to help bring broadband to more Missourians who aren't connected, and lawmakers say their work isn't done.

Represenative Louis Riggs said one of his bills, HB1768, has been signed into law by Governor Parson.

He said the bill aims to keep more funds for broadband expansion in the state in order to get businesses, organizations, and homes connected.

"Parents and students knew from having 20-thousand high school seniors accross missouri without broadband internet access trying to get their studies completed so they could graduate, that life without internet isn't a good place to be," said Riggs.

Riggs said he's continuing his efforts to help people get connected by working on putting together a non profit 'Missouri Broadband Association' which would work with individuals to find solutions for individuals looking to get connected.

Frank Healy

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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