Commission allocates $1 million of ARP funding to broadband expansion

The Braxton County Commission allocated $1,000,000 of the ARP (American Rescue Plan) funds to expand broadband in Braxton County. The action was taken at a special meeting held on Wednesday January 12.

The Commission reviewed information provided by Terrell Ellis, Executive Director of the Braxton County Development Authority, on plans to expand broadband in the county and leverage additional grant funding. “The Commission felt that spending $1,000,000 to leverage $4,000,000 more was good use of our money,” explained President Lisa Godwin. “We know that highspeed internet service is not widely available . . .

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