by Mayo Flynt, guest columnist
My friend Blake Wilson at the Mississippi Economic Council is fond of saying, "Mississippi is a small state spread over a lot of land." It's a good description. While our population is relatively small, the size of our state is not. And unlike a lot of states, our citizens seem more spread out, in numerous small towns and communities between larger population centers.
Delivering services of many kinds can be economically challenging in sparsely populated areas. In my industry, the challenge is delivering broadband to such locations. There is good news on that front. But, first, a little background is necessary.