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Mathews continues to pursue funding for broadband

The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board continues to pursue funding opportunities for broadband projects, with the goal of providing universal high-speed broadband access across the county.

“We’re trying to do it for everyone as fast as we can,” said board member Rob Quartel during the board’s June 29 meeting, which was held electronically.

“We want to cover the entire county in the best, most efficient way,” board chair Judy Rowe said. “We want to make Mathews the most high-functioning, connected county in the country. The sky’s the limit.”

The board has undertaken several initiatives thus far. Two regional Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) grants are currently in the works, both being pursued in cooperation with the county’s cable provider, Atlantic Broadband. One of the grants involves an agreement with Gloucester and Middlesex counties, while the other involves the counties of Middlesex, Lancaster and Caroline.

The grants, if awarded, would provide serv...

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