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Potential halt to broadband Internet expansion in W.Va.

(WVVA) -- Federal funding to expand high speed Internet service in West Virginia could be getting the ax.

Any money that is leftover from a $126.3 million stimulus grant that was awarded to the state in 2010, and is not used by the end of this year, has to be returned to the federal government.  It could be more than $2.5 million.

The state wants to use that money for a Citynet broadband project to connect to the national backbone in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but that project has not been approved.  

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