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Carmichael details state plans to expand broadband services to 300,000 West Virginia homes


Thanks to nearly $1 billion in funding from a variety of sources, West Virginia officials are working to provide high-speed broadband internet to 300,000 households in the state that are currently lacking the service.
The funding comes from American Rescue Plan Act allocations, the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and other sources that were wrapped into Gov. Jim Justice’s $1 billion plan of action released last October.

According to West Virginia Department of Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Mitch Carmichael, the strategy aims to close the “digital divide in West Virginia.”

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