10.07.19

Capito Announces Nearly $5 Million to Expand Broadband Access in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $4,960,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support two projects that will help expand access to broadband in Preston, Monongalia, and Marion counties.
 
“Through my Capito Connect plan, I’ve worked hard to help local communities and service providers secure federal resources that will help better connect West Virginia and to make sure those funds reach the communities and projects in our state that need them the most,” Senator Capito said. “I’m so excited to hear these critical resources are coming to Preston, Marion, and Monongalia counties in North Central West Virginia to support efforts that will help bring us one step closer to closing the digital divide in the Mountain State."
 
Individual awards listed below:

  • $3,000,000 for the Preston County Economic Development Authority: Funding will help construct an 83.4-mile Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in northern Preston County.
  • $1,960,000 for ClearFiber Inc.: Funding will help construct a Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to 2,308 households in portions of the Monongalia and Marion counties.

 

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