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What West Virginians Need to Know About COVID-19

Broadband is absolutely critical for developing businesses, improving education and sharing ideas, which is why one of Senator Capito’s earliest and top priorities continues to be better connecting the state of West Virginia.

Senator Capito believes it is imperative to bring new and innovative opportunities to West Virginia. In the ever-evolving global economy, our ability to compete depends on our capacity to adapt. Senator Capito is committed to bringing high-speed broadband to West Virginia and ensuring that West Virginia has the necessary tools to succeed.

In May 2015, Senator Capito introduced her Capito Connect plan—one of her first initiatives as a United States Senator— a roadmap for bringing affordable, high-speed internet access to homes, businesses, and classrooms in West Virginia.

  1. Understanding the Benefits of a Connected West Virginia

    By listening to our communities, we can build a West Virginia-specific plan for achieving widespread broadband that meets the unique demands of our state.

  2. Fostering Collaboration between Government and the Private Sector

    Broadband access will be the result of partnerships between private, local, state, and federal agencies and organizations. Fostering collaboration will help eliminate duplicate and outdated programs so that West Virginia can efficiently deliver broadband services to communities.

  3. Promoting Economic Growth through Innovation

    Broadband should be easily available and affordable for all West Virginians. This will require creative solutions to accommodate broadband users across all sectors, including schools, businesses, and private citizens. Through innovative thinking and implementation, West Virginia will achieve the connectivity that will help boost our economy.

Through Senator Capito’s Capito Connect plan, she’s made significant headway in all of these areas—particularly when it comes to Rural America—by focusing on two main strategies.

The first is making West Virginians aware of the many opportunities and resources available to better connect their communities. The second is by securing additional resources at the federal level to support broadband deployment and improvement programs. By connecting those in need with available resources and expanding the opportunities available, we are making a difference.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Senator Capito has been a leader in raising awareness, creating dialogue, securing funding, and developing new and innovative solutions to address West Virginia’s connectivity needs.


Office Locations

Charleston, WV
500 Virginia Street East
Suite 950
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-347-5372
Washington, DC
172 Russell Senate Office
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6472
Martinsburg, WV
300 Foxcroft Avenue
Suite 202A
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-262-9285
Morgantown, WV
48 Donley Street
Suite 504
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone: 304-292-2310