Internet http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon touts progress in expansion of broadband access in Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-touts-progress-expansion-broadband-access-mo <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D)&nbsp;says more than 75 percent of the state has access to broadband Internet service.</p><p>The governor provided an update on <a href="http://mobroadbandnow.com/mo-broadband-initiatives/mobroadbandnow-overview/">the state&rsquo;s efforts to expand access </a>to rural portions of Missouri during today&#39;s second annual broadband summit, held in Jefferson City.&nbsp; He&nbsp;told the audience of more than 300 business and government leaders that his broadband initiative has enabled small businesses and larger corporations across the state to compete for grants to expand broadband access. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 23:25:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2502 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon touts progress in expansion of broadband access in Mo. Illinois broadband connections outnumber landlines http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-broadband-connections-outnumber-landlines <p>The number of broadband Internet connections in Illinois has exceeded the number of phone landlines for the first time.</p><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:40:24 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 781 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois broadband connections outnumber landlines