August 28, 2014 – Co-Mo Electric Cooperative recently hosted the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission (Mid-MO RPC) Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), for a discussion about their new gigabit Internet service called Co-Mo Connect.
Gigabit Internet is 100 times faster than the average broadband connection in the United States, and Co-Mo Connect is one of the few Internet providers in the nation to offer gigabit speeds. Entrepreneurs that need access to gigabit speeds are flocking to the few areas of the country that have gigabit capabilities. Data centers, advanced manufacturers using 3D printing and companies that are heavy users of cloud-based computing are all examples of the types of companies that are attracted to areas with gigabit service.
Co-Mo Connect has completed Phase 1 of its four phase fiber-to-the-home build out, which includes central Moniteau County (including the City of California) and portions of the Co-Mo’s territory around the Lake of the Ozarks (including Sunrise Beach and Laurie). Phase 2 of the project is currently underway with Co-Mo Connect recently announcing that the cities of Tipton and Versailles will be included as part of Phase 2 of the build out. Each of the remaining phases will take roughly one year to complete.
Applications for Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) will be available in September. TAP is a consolidation of three discontinued grant programs: Safe Routes to School, Transportation Enhancements, and the Recreational Trails Program. There are significant changes to how projects will be funded under this new program:
Co-Mo Electric Cooperative will be hosting the Mid-MO RPC Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) for a discussion on their new Co-Mo Connect gigabit Internet service.
Co-Mo Electric Cooperative is a national leader in providing high speed internet service. Its new gigabit Internet service is 100 times faster than the average broadband connection. The list of communities with gigabit Internet service is extremely short. While many large metropolitan areas still do not have access to gigabit speeds, Co-Mo Electric is in the process of bringing gigabit speeds to its entire rural service area.
Immediately following the EDAC meeting, attendees will be given the opportunity to tour the new Co-Mo Connect Business/Data Center. Please contact David Bock if you are planning to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 657-9779.
|Location||Co-Mo Electric Cooperative’s Co-Mo Connect Business/Data Center
29686 Hwy 5
Tipton, MO 65081
|Time||9:00 am-11:00 am|
|Date||Tuesday, August 12th, 2014|
Citing the importance of maintaining a quality transportation infrastructure to sustain our local, state, and global economies, the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee and Board of Directors have passed resolutions in support of Constitutional Amendment No. 7, which is a ¾ cent sales tax to support identified transportation improvement projects over a 10-year period. Amendment No. 7 will appear on the August 5th ballot.
This change is estimated to generate an additional $480 million dollars annually to the state’s Transportation Safety and Job Creation Fund and $54 million dollars annually for local governments. Increases in the gas tax will be prohibited. The tax funds can only be used for transportation purposes and cannot be diverted for other uses.
Projects identified in the Mid-MO RPC region include:
To view a complete listing of projects in MoDOT’s Central Region – click here.
July 11, 2014 – The Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission, in coordination with representatives from Boone County and Jefferson City, facilitated a second meeting to discuss the Missouri 2015 Leaf-Off Imagery Program. The meeting was a follow up to Regional Planning Commission meeting in April, which all membership was invited to learn about the project and discuss their participation. This project gives imagery users the opportunity to cooperatively purchase various aerial photography products at a reduced cost. Attendees included assessors and staff from Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard and Moniteau Counties.
Jason Warzinik, Boone County GIS Manager and Greg Resz, Jefferson City GIS Manager, provided an overview of the program and gave an update on what entities are counties/cities are signed up to participate. Boone County, the City of Columbia, University of Missouri, Cole County, Jefferson City, and Callaway County will all be participating in the 2015 flight. All of the attendees were positive about the benefits of more current aerial imagery. The more rural counties of Cooper, Howard and Moniteau are discussing participation pending funding availability. The deadline to participate will be September 2014.
For additional information regarding the 2015 Imagery Flight, contact Mid-MO Regional Planning Commission, Jason Warzinik – 573.886.4325 or Greg Resz - 573.634.6436.
September 1, 2014 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Labor Day.