Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the MAR Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2019 Legislative Priorities. MAR's #1 Legislative Priority is Expanding Internet Access to Rural Areas in Mississippi.
REALTORS® believe communities flourish when they offer a high quality of life at a reasonable cost. Livable communities offer a variety of affordable housing choices, nearby employment opportunities, an economically viable commercial sector, great schools, and infrastructure that provide the framework for the quality of life we enjoy in our communities. To promote livable communities, the government should encourage quality growth by amending outdated laws that prohibit Electric Cooperatives from providing high speed internet access to rural areas of Mississippi.
The Mississippi REALTORS® strongly support efforts to increase economic opportunity and connect communities through the expansion of internet access in rural and underserved areas of Mississippi.