Right now three cities are on board: Biloxi, Gulfport and D’iberville. So what is the need for a project like this? That’s what the Gulf Coast Business Council tasked to their 2015 masters class. For the past eight months, they have been studying and even visiting other cities that have this broadband system.
This morning, the masters class presented their findings to the business council. Kenneth Jones with the 2015 Gulf Coast Business Council masters class said, “We really found out most of all how many cities are already doing this and that we are behind already. If we don’t have this and we don’t do it now then we’re going to be left even more behind and we have to have it to compete in economic development.”
Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich, who has been a champion of this effort from the beginning, tells News 25 the findings reinforce what they’ve been saying all along. He’s hopeful all 15 Coast municipalities will hop on board so they can have a unified voice when trying to secure the funds to bring high speed internet to South Mississippi.