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Virginia to receive funding for broadband, transit projects

Federal funding is coming to Virginia for broadband and transit projects.

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced that Virginia has been awarded $1.48 billion in federal funding to deploy broadband and expand access to high-speed internet across the state. The funding is from the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program, which was created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“We all know that access to fast, reliable and affordable internet is crucial to ensuring our rural communities grow and thrive,” said Warner, “and I’m thrilled that Virginia is receiving the investment we need to deploy broadband all across the commonwealth.”

The funding will be used by the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative to reach unserved and underserved locations throughout the commonwealth, said Warner, explaining that these are areas that lack 25/3 and 100/20 internet speeds.

This all came about “in no small part” because Virginians reported their connectivity sta...

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