Interesting opnion piece by a Republican from Hannibal.
The TL/DR version is this: Broadband Internet has the potential to help rural Missouri with a whole host of issues, but the legislature needs to give it a push.
Speaking as someone who left rural Missouri as a teenager (back before broadband Internet was a thing), I'll say Rep. Riggs is absolutely right.
But here's what I don't understand: Republicans — many of whom were elected by rural Missourians — have controlled the legislature for years. So why hasn't this already been done?
Maybe it's time for rural Missouri to stop believing empty Republican promises and elect folks who will actually work for their constituents instead of the big money that funds their campaigns.