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 such as the AARP and Generation West Virginia, along with smaller area providers like CityNet, vied for the bill’s passage. They said the bill is essential for a state lagging in broadband accessibility in an age where it is necessary for any economic development.

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