Thursday, 25 April 2019 19:47

CVEC awarded grant funding to pursue broadband services

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Reliable internet access in Nelson County is continuing to look promising as Central Virginia Electric Cooperative was awarded over $1 million in funds to pursue broadband services.

CVEC was awarded $943,715 in grant funds through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI), according to an April 8 news release. Amherst County received just more than $127,000 and Bedford County $1,040,000 through the initiative grant to aid their ongoing efforts to bring broadband to underserved rural areas of the county.

Along with the initiative grant award, CVEC was awarded $71,500 from the Albemarle Broadband Authority. 

The money will go toward pursuing broadband in Albemarle, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson counties. According to the news release, Governor Ralph Northam announced

$4.9 million in grant funds was awarded to 11 of the 31 proposals received.

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