Panel discussion held at Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference in Springfield.
Funding will be used to replace copper wire with fiber optic cable, benefiting 146 customers.
Funding will continue the preconstruction, engineering and design work that was suspended.
Improving infrastructure will vastly benefit many industries and the U.S. economy.
Different strategies used to ensure local residents are counted.
Registration starts today, and enforcement will begin June 1.
UI-led public-private research institutes will have 15 hubs across state.
New technology, including automatic sandbag machines significantly help the process.