Push to end digital divide continues in West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA - As the push for reliable broadband continues in the Mountain State, legislators are applauding a victory out of the Eastern Panhandle.

Capon Springs Resort in Hampshire County will now benefit from high-speed internet access provided by Hardy Telecommunications.

It's a goal, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito has been working on for years. This comes before the senator meets with FCC officials to discuss progress with the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018.

"If you don't have the service it can be a disqualification for people wanting to come to your resort, so I think having that capability is important for the tourism of tomorrow," Capito said.

The legislation pushes the FCC to establish a national standard for broadband services in rural and urban areas.

By:  Erin Miller
Source: Local DVM