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Broadband service grant awarded in Dexter for telemedicine

DEXTER, MO (KFVS) -

Doctors and other medical professionals in southeast Missouri could find it easier to talk and exchange patient information soon.

It's part of a $260,000 broadband service grant.

The grant awarded in Dexter will help 11 rural Missouri healthcare providers upgrade and improve electronic connections safely and securely to other medical providers.

Governor Jay Nixon awarded the grant at Missouri Southern Healthcare.

In the next few years, more than $300 million will be invested to expand broadband throughout the entire state of Missouri.

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