State of Missouri
While the State of Missouri has large jurisdictions such as St. Louis and Kansas City, it primarily encompasses vast rural areas spread across 114 counties. Here jurisdictions range, for example, from the tiny Village of Bigelow at 32 residents to cities like Poplar Bluff and Joplin at populations hovering between 15,000 and 45,000.
As part of the NTIA’s BTOP program, CBG assisted Missouri throughout the State, assessing broadband service availability, access and adoption in every jurisdiction in the State.
CBG’s work with the State was wide-ranging, from residential and business broadband needs assessments and defining the needs of governmental and educational anchor institutions, to review of broadband provider data along with infrastructure review and performance verification testing.