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Broadband Grant Awarded

News Press Releases 06.20.17 CAPITO DELIVERS EXPANDED BROADBAND TO BARBOUR, RANDOLPH AND UPSHUR COUNTIES Senator’s Capito Connect plan making progress to connect West Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced $3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide broadband access in Barbour, Randolph and … Read more

Justice signs broadband bill

West Virginians will soon have more options when it comes to getting a broadband connection. Gov. Jim Justice signed into law House Bill 3093 today, a bill designed to incentivize competition among internet providers and expand broadband access through various methods, ranging from co-ops to easier access to telecommunications poles. Throughout the session, various groups … Read more

Panel to push for faster internet speeds in WV

Eric Eyre, Charleston Gazette-Mail Staff Writer The new chairman of a governor-appointed panel wants to set a lofty goal for broadband speeds in West Virginia: Make gigabit internet service available statewide. That’s 100 times faster than average broadband speeds in the Mountain State. Some cities, like Chattanooga, Tennessee, offer access to gigabit internet service, but … Read more