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Braxton one of 7 counties to receive broadband grant

Governor Jim Justice has announced seven counties in central West Virginia are receiving grant funding to install broadband and high-speed internet.

The more than $17 million Phase 1 project awarded to the Roane County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) is funded by the new Gig-Ready grant, which is earmarked from federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

The Phase 1 project will use existing utility poles, where possible, through Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Jackson, Roane and Webster counties with interconnection points in Webster Springs and Dixie. The RCEDA is providing a 25-percent match . . .

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