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NRV Communities Win Grants to Expand Broadband Access

New River Valley, VA – Broadband access is quickly expanding across Virginia’s New River Valley. Two projects in the region were awarded grant funding from the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) to expand broadband to unserved households. These grants were part of an announcement from Governor Northam earlier this week. This most recent initiative to expand […]
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Montgomery County Wins Grant to Expand Broadband

Montgomery County, VA – Montgomery County recently received a Virginia Telecommunication Initative (VATI) grant to expand broadband in the eastern parts of the county. Gigabeam will partner with Montgomery County to increase high-speed internet access in Allegheny Springs, Elliston, Lafayette, and Shawsville. Governor Ralph Northam announced the grant in mid-March as part of $20.1 million […]
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Giles County Receives Grant to Expand Broadband

Giles County, VA – Giles County receives grant from Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) to help bring broadband to the county. The request for broadband from the citizens of Giles County has not gone unheard. However, due to the rocky, mountain terrain, building the infrastructure to host a broadband network would be very challenging and costly, […]
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Floyd & Giles Counties Receive Broadband Grants

VIRGINIA’S NEW RIVER VALLEY – Both Floyd and Giles counties received Virginia Telecommunication Initiative Grants, which Governor Northam announced on Friday, March 29. Floyd County and Citizens received $348,018 for their Copper Hill project. Giles County and Gigabeam received $589,444 for their Western Giles County Fixed Wireless Coverage project. This funding will help extend broadband […]
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New River Valley Ranks #3 for Tech Jobs Growth in the U.S.

New River Valley, VA – Axios recently published an article titled “The New Tech Hubs”. The article features data from The Brookings Institute and details that tech jobs in the New River Valley grew by more than 12% from 2019 to 2020 making the region the 3rd highest for rate of growth in the entire […]
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Floyd County Receives Nearly $1 Million for Site Development

Floyd County, VA– U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $971,639 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded to the Economic Development Authority of Floyd County to develop the Floyd Regional Commerce Center. The funds will be used to construct an access road, an industrial cul-de-sac, and a pedestrian and bike path that will stimulate economic […]
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Rural Floyd Enjoys the Flash of High Speed Internet

Floyd County, VA – Citizens Telephone Cooperative is utilizing $10 million in federal funding through Alternative Connect America Cost Model (ACAM), to bring better internet access to the residents of Floyd County. Citizens Telephone has served Floyd County for over 100 years and has stayed up to date with advances in technology. However, CEO and […]
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Montgomery County and City of Radford Study Internet Needs

VIRGINIA’S NEW RIVER VALLEY – At the end of March, Governor Northam announced that both Floyd and Giles counties received Virginia Telecommunication Initiative Grants. These grants come from federal and state funds that have be designated for broadband improvement projects across Virginia. Now Montgomery County and the City of Radford will be joining in the […]