High-Speed Internet Expanded

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COLUMBIA (AP) - A 16-member task force will explore ways to increase high-speed Internet access in rural Missouri. Governor Blunt signed an executive order creating the task force, which will be led by Lieutenant Governor Kinder. A recent study by the Missouri Public Service Commission found that about 1.2 million state residents, one in five households, don't have either cable modems or high-speed DSL lines. The panel will include small-business owners, the director of the state economic development agency and representatives from the Missouri Farm Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. Blunt says the group will report by February 1st, to give lawmakers time during the 2008 session to pursue regulatory changes if necessary.

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