Meeting held in Marion, IL on high-speed internet - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Meeting held in Marion, IL on high-speed internet

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
MARION, IL (KFVS) -

Even faster high-speed internet is coming to 10 southern Illinois counties but the company behind it got some tough questions on Thursday, August 10 from the mayor of Marion, Illinois.

Representatives from Mediacom held an informational meeting at Marion City Hall to announce a new broadband platform that will make download speeds 40 times faster for its customers.

However, Mayor Bob Butler said Mediacom does not provide enough service to rural parts of his community and others.

"You've lost out on a whole bunch of people who could've been served and it's because of the right corporate idea. Look, we only have two houses in this area. Why should we run Mediacom? Too short-sighted."

Mediacom said residents and small businesses in 31 communities across southern Illinois will benefit from the faster internet service.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Corvette Club fulfills Sikeston, MO hospice patient’s last wish

    Corvette Club fulfills Sikeston, MO hospice patient’s last wish

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-08-18 04:49:32 GMT
    A Sikeston, Missouri man facing a terminal illness will fulfill one of his life long-dreams on August 17, riding in a Chevrolet Corvette. (Source: KFVS)A Sikeston, Missouri man facing a terminal illness fulfilled one of his life long-dreams on August 17,A Sikeston, Missouri man facing a terminal illness will fulfill one of his life long-dreams on August 17, riding in a Chevrolet Corvette. (Source: KFVS)A Sikeston, Missouri man facing a terminal illness fulfilled one of his life long-dreams on August 17,

    A Sikeston, Missouri man facing a terminal illness fulfilled one of his life long-dreams on August 17, riding in a Chevrolet Corvette.

    A Sikeston, Missouri man facing a terminal illness fulfilled one of his life long-dreams on August 17, riding in a Chevrolet Corvette.

  • First Alert: Warm and muggy overnight

    First Alert: Warm and muggy overnight

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-08-18 03:41:48 GMT
    Isolated showers are possible Saturday (Source: cNews, William Foeste near Olive Branch Illinois)Isolated showers are possible Saturday (Source: cNews, William Foeste near Olive Branch Illinois)

    Grant Dade says the evening it will be warm and muggy.

    Grant Dade says the evening it will be warm and muggy.

  • TN woman accused of using extension office credit card

    TN woman accused of using extension office credit card

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:58:40 GMT
    A Tennessee woman is accused of using a company credit card for personal use.  (Source: Raycom Media)A Tennessee woman is accused of using a company credit card for personal use.  (Source: Raycom Media)
    A Tennessee woman is accused of using a company credit card for personal use.  (Source: Raycom Media)A Tennessee woman is accused of using a company credit card for personal use.  (Source: Raycom Media)

    A Tennessee woman is accused of using a company credit card for personal use. 

    A Tennessee woman is accused of using a company credit card for personal use. 

Powered by Frankly