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Join Presley In ‘Connecting Rural North Mississippi’ At Feb. 22 Meeting

Northern Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has identified Yalobusha County as relieving the most complaints in north Mississippi regarding poor wireless service. – Photo by Jack Gurner

By Jack Gurner

WATER VALLEY – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will be in Yalobusha County Tuesday, Feb. 22, to hear directly from consumers regarding wireless telephone service.

Presley will hold a public meeting beginning at 6 p.m. at the Yalobusha County Court House as part of his “Connecting Rural North Mississippi” tour aimed at improving cell service in rural areas.

Presley said he has also invited representatives from the wireless industry to attend the meeting to hear directly from customers who have little or no wireless service in their area.

Yalobusha County was identified in the “Zap the Gap” surveys as the area of north Mississippi with the most complaints regarding poor wireless service. Over 70 residents of the county, including Water Valley and Coffeeville, filed complaints with the Public Service Commission.

Commissioner Presley said it is imperative that the wireless industry respond to the needs of rural Mississippi.

“Bringing everybody into one room will help move us to a solution for the people in Yalobusha County.”

Residents wishing to submit complaints are encouraged to visit the PSC’s website at and click the tab for “Zap the Gap” for more information.  

“Zap the Gap” was begun by Presley in 2009 and to date has received over one-thousand eight hundred (1,800) surveys from citizens in the Northern District who have reported areas with poor cell coverage or none at all.

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