Technology connects families separated by thousands of miles. It dramatically advances the healthcare industry with mind-boggling high-tech procedures (think remote surgeries by specialists) and significantly reduces medical mistakes. We live safer, more organized, and highly informed lives because of technology.
With these advancements brings an immense need for a well-equipped technical workforce. However, the depth of this demand is not reflected in most Mississippi high schools.
The C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium webpage is here! Now you can more easily follow the group’s research and testing efforts. The consortium is a partnership between C Spire, Microsoft, Siklu, Airspan and Nokia, researching how high-speed internet can affordably be brought to rural America.
CEO Hu Meena poignantly shared in a Northside Sun editorial the vision C Spire holds for Mississippi building a skilled computer science workforce that will lead the way in the digital economy. C Spire is actively working with the community and Mississippi school leaders on this TechMVMT initiative.
Earlier this year, C Spire announced the formation of the C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium with four technology companies - Nokia, Microsoft, Airspan Networks, and Siklu - to study solutions for bringing broadband connectivity to rural areas. So, what does that mean?
"Mississippi’s rural counties lose millions of dollars a year in deferred economic benefits due to a lack of technology and slow internet speeds," says Ivy Kelly, C Spire Technology Strategist. That's why
C Spire has united with four fellow technology powerhouses to scout options to reduce the broadband digital divide in these areas.
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