Poor cell service, high-speed ’Net focus of PSC Town Hall


Public Service Commission town hall set for Aug. 18 in Tupelo.


Tired of poor cell service or gaps in coverage? What about the lack of high-speed Internet service or natural gas options outside city limits? Then this town hall meeting is for you.

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold a meeting for the public on Aug. 18 to discuss these topics, among other things, and to get public feedback. The meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. at Tupelo City Hall in the City Council chamber on the second floor. The meeting is free, and the public is invited to attend. Pre-registration is not required. Tupelo City Hall is located at 71 East Troy Street in the Fairpark District downtown.

“I want to give the people in Lee County the opportunity to share their concerns with me personally about utility services and the lack of cellular telephone, high-speed Internet, and natural gas service in their area,” Presley said. “I also appreciate the opportunity to speak directly to the public about the important issues facing the PSC today.”

A release from the commissioner’s office stated Presley wants to discuss the “Zap the Gap” program regarding pockets of little or no cellular phone coverage in the region. Also to be discussed are the lack of high-speed Internet and natural gas service, the No-Call law and other consumer-related topics.