Parish Administrator Altimus named to Broadband Commission

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Bossier Parish Administrator Bill Altimus has been named to the state of Louisiana’s Broadband for Everyone in Louisiana (BEL) Commission. 

Altimus will be the Louisiana Police Jury Association’s representative on the panel.

“I look forward to serving on this commission. I think expansion of broadband connectivity is a huge problem in Bossier Parish and this state. Solutions to this issue will go a long way in improving economic and education outcomes for us all,” said Altimus. 

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments Feb. 10 to several Louisiana boards and commissions. Altimus and eight others were appointed to the state-wide commission.

BEL serves as lead facilitator in collaborating with all sectors of the state, embracing all communities, to encourage broadband adoption and availability. The commission encourages use of all technologies that can deploy, operate and maintain high levels of broadband service.

Also appointed to the BEL Commission was Sarah Olcott Allen of Baton Rouge, Monique B. Boulet of Lafayette, Janet S. Britton of Gonzales, April Brumfield of Irving, Texas, Brandon M. Frey of Baton Rouge, Jody R. Montelaro of Baton Rouge, Melissa H. Mann of Baton Rouge and Mayor Jennifer L. Vidrine of Ville Platte.