Gov. Justice announces funding for broadband improvement projects across WV

Gov. Jim Justice
Gov. Jim Justice(Gov. Justice Office)
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 11:48 AM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Gov. Jim Justice today announced the preliminary approval of over $17.4 million in Line Extension Advancement and Development (LEAD) program funds for various broadband infrastructure projects throughout the state.

This marks the first round of grants awarded as part of Gov. Justice’s Billion-Dollar Broadband Strategy.

The investment will result in nearly 400 miles of new fiber infrastructure and will provide broadband connectivity to more than 5,000 homes and businesses in West Virginia.

In a press release, Gov. Justice stated, “If we want to truly compete on the world stage, we have to expand access to reliable broadband to more and more of our people. That’s exactly what my Billion-Dollar Broadband Strategy is doing.”

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