Broadband improvement district allows several political entities (e.g., municipalities, counties) to join in order to build out broadband infrastructure together. These districts can also partner with private entities. In 2021, Missouri passed a law (RSMo 71.1000) allowing municipalities to form a broadband improvement district upon voter approval. HB 2016 and HB 2353 in the 2022 legislative session would expand this statute to allow political subdivisions to form broadband improvement districts.
This Note is an addendum to a previous Science Note: State-level Broadband Policies.