Broadband internet comes to Ralls County

Ralls County Electric Cooperative meeting / Jim Whitfield

Missouri governor Jay Nixon will be in Ralls County Thursday to help the Ralls County Electric Cooperative mark the completion of the initial phase of the new broadband internet network.

The project calls for 4,500 homes, businesses, schools, health care facilities and public safety agencies to be connected by May 2013.

The first phase of this project saw 450 miles of fiber optic laid across the state.

This project is being funded with $19.1 million in federal money.

We'll bein in Ralls County to find out how this affects you, so check this story later and watch KHQA's News at Five, KHQA's Evening News at 6 p.m. and KHQA's Late News at 10 p.m.