2021 Regular Session
To: Local and Private; Energy
By: Senator(s) Blackwell, Whaley, Chism
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF NEW ALBANY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEASE EXCESS UNUSED OPTICAL FIBER ON THE CITY'S ELECTRIC DELIVERY SYSTEM TO AN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER FOR THE PROVISION OF BROADBAND SERVICE TO CERTAIN COUNTIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The governing authorities of the City of New Albany, Mississippi, are authorized and empowered, in their discretion, to lease excess unused optical fiber, also known as dark fiber, on the city's electric delivery system to an internet service provider for the provision of broadband service to Benton County, Marshall County, Tippah County and Union County.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.