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DeSoto County Connect App Now Available

The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors welcomes a new era of Connectivity with the DeSoto County Connect app, where the power to bridge gaps and foster community engagement lies in the palm of your hand.

The DeSoto County Connect app provides streamlined access to the information on the County’s website including; Courts, Agendas, Elections, Maps, Payments, and more.

“Our new app is a game-changer for DeSoto County. With just a few taps, residents can now access government services easier than ever before,” said Supervisor Mark Gardner.

It’s as simple as A, B, C.

  • Access: The DeSoto County Connect App provides a centralized platform where citizens can quickly access important government information.
  • Breaking News & Updates: The app allows enables the County to communicate important updates, emergency alerts, road closures, and event notifications, in real-time, ensuring citizens stay informed and connected. The alerts can be sent via text, email, and through the app.
  • Convenience: An app allows citizens to gain access government services and information anytime, anywhere, right in the palm of their hand.

The DeSoto County Connect App helps bridge the digital divide. “There are still large sections of the county that don’t have access to internet,” said Supervisor Lee Caldwell.  “Now, if they can get a cellphone signal, they can access all the information currently on our website. But, to fully bridge the digital divide, everyone has to have access to the digital world of broadband.”

That’s why DeSoto County Broadband Connectivity Program is also front and center on the App. It provides information on the deployment of high-speed internet to people who are unserved or underserved.  More than 12,000 people in DeSoto County can’t get internet at their home.  The Board of Supervisors is contributing up to $10 million of its federal American Rescue Plan grant to help off-set some of the capital infrastructure costs related to expanding broadband service. “In about two years, nearly everyone in DeSoto County will have access to high-speed internet,” said Supervisor Caldwell.

Community Resource Director Christie Barclay oversees both projects. “I look at the DeSoto County Connect App as the start of a digital thread weaving together a stronger, more connected community.”

The DeSoto County Connect App is available for free on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

DeSoto County Connect app

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