Floyd County Receives $1.3 million Broadband Grant

Floyd County, VACardinal 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 attractive communities throughout Virginia.

Floyd County will use the funds, in partnership with Citizens Telephone Cooperative, to build a fiber-to-the-home broadband network that will include seven businesses and community institutions as well as 542 currently unserved locations.

Recipients of the VATI Grant were selected based on the project’s demonstrated infrastructure needs and benefit to the community.

Read more of the Cardinal News article here.

View the full list of recipients here.

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