The Extension Broadband Education and Adoption Team (e-BEAT) was created as part of a grant from the Governor's office to help Mississippians use broadband and information technology to further community and economic development opportunities.
Through this project, made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, six regional Extension broadband coordinators work with area residents to develop local solutions and learn the skills needed to get their neighbors online. Greater broadband use can lead to better educational opportunities, a more highly skilled workforce, enhanced quality of life, and improved access to health care and public services in Mississippi.
Clarksdale - WiN Job Center Pilot Program - Nov 20 | Verona - Broadband Advisory Councl - Nov 20 | Jackson - Technology Academy Session 3 - Dec. 9 | Hazlehurst - Online Job Resources for Library Staff - Dec. 13 | Jackson - Computer Basics - Dec 17 | Poplarville - The Telehealth Advocate Overview - Feb 17
An increasing number of cities are using social media in an effort to greatly enhance their ability to get information out to the public in a fast and efficient manner. However, only a handful of local governments have social media policies in place to regulate its use. This document, prepared by the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University provides a series of social media policy recommendations after reviewing policies from other cities in the nation. To download the document click here.