Virginia receives $219.8 million for broadband expansion
Jul 5, 2022
The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced that Virginia is one of four states poised to expand access to rural high-speed internet service.
Under the American Rescue Plan’s Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund, Virginia received $219.8 million, which represents 100% of the state’s available CPF funding. The money will pay for expansion of broadband access to an estimated 76,873 locations. Approximately 28% of Virginia locales lack access to high-quality broadband service—a reality that negatively impacts farmers and other rural residents.