Blunt Signs Ceremonial Internet Bill

1 decade 9 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, May 02 2007 May 2, 2007 Wednesday, May 02, 2007 7:33:13 PM CDT May 02, 2007 in News
In Jefferson City Tuesday, he discussed the future of Missouri technology. The recent cable reform legislation affects some rural communities, and Governor Blunt signed a ceremonial bill Tuesday morning.

"We're moving Missouri forward by encouraging and supporting legislation that improves services and lowers prices for Missourians," Governor Blunt said.

The cable franchise bill comes with a promise from AT&T as well. The company pledged $335 million that will, in part, bring DSL internet to some of Missouri's smallest communities.

"This investment's going to allow Missourians to experience a whole new generation of services that will change how people watch television, surf the internet, and use the phone," Missouri AT&T President Cindy Brinkley said.

Among the towns getting a DSL upgrade are Argyle, Armstrong, Freeburg, Leadwood, Macks Creek, Meta, Tuscumbia, and Vienna. Socket marketing director Stephanie Rosskopf says many of its customers choose DSL over dial-up for the speed and convenience.

"We always hear great stories back that they appreciate their students able to get to their education quicker, easier. Faster communication with their friends and business appreciate that they can stay competitive," Rosskopf said.

The cable franchise bill also streamlines the process for new cable companies to enter the market. The bill - and a lot of changes in cable and internet services - go into effect August 28th.

Here is a complete list of the 42 Missouri communities scheduled for DSL upgrades, according to AT&T:

Agency, Archie, Argyle, Armstrong, Bell City, Bloomsdale, Benton, Beaufort, Climax Springs, Climax Springs North, Center, Delta, Deering, Essex, Fair Grove, Freeburg, Fisk, Frankford, Frohna-Altenburg, Holcomb, Hornersville, Leadwood, Macks Creek, Meta, Morehouse, Oak Ridge, Old Appleton, Patton, Paynesville, Qulin, Richwoods, Risco, Rushville, San Antonio, St. Mary's, Tuscumbia, Vienna, Wappapello, Wardell, Ware, Walnut Grove, Wyatt.

More News

Grid
List
Eric Hosmer is leaving the Royals. Hosmer signed an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres for for around... More >>
1 hour ago Sunday, February 18 2018 Feb 18, 2018 Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:04:00 AM CST February 18, 2018 in Sports
COLUMBIA - More than 100 students gathered to compete in the 2018 Columbia Elementary & Middle School Scholastic Chess Tournament... More >>
7 hours ago Saturday, February 17 2018 Feb 17, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 5:22:00 PM CST February 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Father Tolton Catholic High School Blazers and the Battle High School Spartan Sparklers came to share their... More >>
8 hours ago Saturday, February 17 2018 Feb 17, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:49:00 PM CST February 17, 2018 in News
ASHLAND – The Ashland Police Department is taking precautionary measures after a school shooting at a Florida high school. The... More >>
8 hours ago Saturday, February 17 2018 Feb 17, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:36:00 PM CST February 17, 2018 in News
OSAGE BEACH – Elementary students displayed their creativity on Saturday. Hy-Vee hosted a Junior Chefs Energy Bite competition. ... More >>
9 hours ago Saturday, February 17 2018 Feb 17, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 3:40:00 PM CST February 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police were unsure Saturday who drove a vehicle they believe hit and killed a man on I-70.... More >>
10 hours ago Saturday, February 17 2018 Feb 17, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:34:00 PM CST February 17, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Public Schools will have two high schools by August 2019. The district held a... More >>
12 hours ago Saturday, February 17 2018 Feb 17, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:09:00 PM CST February 17, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Boys & Girls Club of Columbia kicks off its 13th annual MFA Oil Rootin' Tootin' Chili Cook-off... More >>
18 hours ago Saturday, February 17 2018 Feb 17, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:35:00 AM CST February 17, 2018 in News
HOLTS SUMMIT- Leonard Stephenson has lived in his mobile home, on the same street, for over 20 years. "I... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 17 2018 Feb 17, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:55:00 AM CST February 17, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Department of Mental Health is notifying 1,000 people that some personal information... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 5:16:00 PM CST February 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Amid complaints about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control said the vaccine is... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 3:54:00 PM CST February 16, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say the substance used in an attack on three high school... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 3:43:53 PM CST February 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Mizzou basketball player Michael Porter Jr. may be on the bench this season but that hasn’t kept him... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 2:57:00 PM CST February 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Deputies arrested a man Friday morning after he allegedly led them on a pursuit that ended in a... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 1:55:00 PM CST February 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Following the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the superintendent of Jefferson City Public... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 1:46:50 PM CST February 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - New Haven Elementary could be home to a brand new playground. The school is competing in a... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 1:44:00 PM CST February 16, 2018 in News
FULTON - An investigation into allegations against a former staff member at the Division of Youth Services Fulton Treatment Center... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 1:38:00 PM CST February 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - There's a new member of the Boone County Fire Protection District team, and he's hitting the ground running... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 Friday, February 16, 2018 1:22:00 PM CST February 16, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 35°
2am 32°
3am 31°
4am 31°
5am 31°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

12:30a
2018 Olympic Winter Games
3:30a
Paid Program
4:00a
Paid Program
1:00a
Seinfeld
1:30a
Paid Program
2:00a
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

6:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
7:00p
One for the Money
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Family Guy