West Virginia’s Tyler and Wetzel counties received approximately $5.6 million in federal funds to support the development of rural broadband internet access.
The Southern Connected Communities Project is helping rural communities build locally owned and operated wireless broadband infrastructure.
A Tennessee electric cooperative and a Kentucky municipal utility are working to replace the outdated internet infrastructure in rural communities.
A new Tennessee law will provide $45 million in grants and tax credits for private companies to subsidize the buildout of rural fiber networks. It also allows rural electric cooperatives to provide broadband.