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Broadband Partnership Brings Countywide Fiber to Floyd County

Floyd County, VA – Citizens Telephone Cooperative recently reported that their Countywide Broadband Expansion project with Floyd County is almost complete. Floyd County, typically known for its creative arts and music culture, has partnered with Citizens to pioneer new ways to connect rural communities that don’t rely on highways, railways, or educational institutions. According to […]

Floyd County Receives $1.3 million Broadband Grant

Floyd County, VA– Cardinal News recently reported that Floyd County was awarded $1.3 million of a $59.5 million Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) Grant. The VATI Grant will help fund 14 different projects designed to bring broadband service to underserved areas across the state. VATI’s goal is to help build a telecommunications infrastructure that will create […]

Pulaski County Announces $55 Million Broadband Expansion

Pulaski County, VA – WSLS News recently reported that Pulaski County is partnering to invest $55 million to connect thousands of homes to high-speed internet. This broadband expansion is part of a larger plan for economic growth that will make the county a more attractive place to live and work. Pulaski County, with aid from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2023

New River Valley, VA – Virginia’s New River Valley has experienced an exciting 2023! Let’s count down the top ten 2023 posts on website. The following posts had the most pageviews online: 10. Broadband Partnership Brings Countywide Fiber to Floyd Citizens Telephone Coop recently reported that their Countywide Broadband Expansion project with Floyd County […]

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 […]

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 […]