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How Mississippians are dealing with the state's digital divide during a global pandemic

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Tupelo High School teacher Anna Garner who lives in Pontotoc has to find nearby parking lots where her cell phone can provide her service so to use the hotspot feature to access the internet from her laptop.

PONTOTOC • Anna Garner, a Tupelo High School art teacher, parks her car in a deserted gravel parking lot a couple of miles from her home in Pontotoc County and opens her laptop.

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Tupelo High School teacher Anna Garner, who lives in Pontotoc, cannot get broadband internet or high quality phone service at her rural home.

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Case Curtiss, left, and Malcolm Patton begin pulling new a section of fiber line along West College Street in Booneville as they install the lines that will be used to provide fiber to the home internet.

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