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Carmichael: $1 billion broadband plan to ‘catapult’ WV to economic growth


State Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael says his office is tasked with coordinating different revenue streams to support Governor Jim Justice’s $1 billion dollar plan to expand broadband across West Virginia.
“We’re going to serve the unserved,” Carmichael said on MetroNews “Talkline.”
The governor made the announcement on Friday. Carmichael said they will use funds generated at the federal, state and local levels as well as from the private sector to provide internet connections to nearly 200,000 homes and businesses.
“This can really, really catapult West Virginia to the top of economic growth,” Carmichael said.

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