Govt. Justice announces another $20.8 million grant for major broadband projects throughout West Virginia

Broadband projects receiving funds from the MBPS program listed below:

Citynet, LLC: Thornton, Gladesville and South Morgantown

MBPS Program Fund: $2,200,635
Matching funds: $733,545
Total project cost: $2,934,180
Estimated fiber mileage: 86
Addresses targeted: 376
Project Summary: WV BIP MBPS funds will be awarded to Citynet for the expansion of broadband services to 376 targeted addresses in Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties. The project will include the installation of approximately 86 miles of fiber infrastructure to provide broadband services in the project area.

Comcast Cable Communications, LLC – Broadband Expansion in the North Panhandle Region

MBPS Program Fund: $14,726,012
Matching funds: $6,265,607
Total project cost: $20,991,619
Estimated fiber mileage: 304
Addresses targeted: 1,402
Project Summary: WV BIP MBPS funds will be awarded to Comcast for the expansion of broadband services to 1,402 targeted addresses in Brooke, Hancock, Marshall and Ohio counties. The project will include the installation of approximately 304 miles of fiber infrastructure to provide broadband services in the project area.

DQE Communications, LLC – Greater Hepzibah FTTH Region

MBPS Program Fund: $1,088,278
Matching funds: $373,000
Total project cost: $1,461,278
Estimated fiber mileage: 15
Addresses targeted: 650
Project Summary: WV BIP MBPS funds will be awarded to DQE for the expansion of broadband services to 650 targeted addresses in Harrison County. The project will include the installation of approximately 15 miles of fiber infrastructure to provide broadband services in the project area.

Shenandoah Cable Television, LLC – Lewis County Broadband Project

MBPS program funds: $1,119,113
Matching funds: $466,500
Total project cost: $1,585,613
Estimated fiber mileage: 27
Addresses targeted: 457
Project Summary: WV BIP MBPS funds will be awarded to Shentel for the expansion of broadband services to 457 targeted addresses in Lewis County. The project will include the installation of approximately 27 miles of fiber infrastructure to provide broadband services in the project area. Shentel provided $236,500 in matching funds for the project and Lewis County contributed $230,000 for a total match of $466,500.

Frontier Communications Corporation-West Mason

MBPS Program Fund: $1,039,734
Matching funds: $3,447,586
Total project cost: $4,487,320
Estimated fiber mileage: 113
Addresses targeted: 1,398
Project Summary: WV BIP MBPS funds will be awarded to Frontier for the expansion of broadband services to 1,398 targeted addresses in Mason County. The project will include the installation of approximately 113 miles of fiber infrastructure to provide broadband services in the project area.

Frontier Communications Corporation – Boone County Broadband Expansion

MBPS Program Fund: $671,385
Matching funds: $1,993,688
Total project cost: $2,665,073
Estimated fiber mileage: 83
Addresses targeted: 1,566
Project Summary: WV BIP MBPS funds will be awarded to Frontier for the expansion of broadband services to 1,566 targeted addresses in Boone County. The project will include the installation of approximately 83 miles of fiber infrastructure to provide broadband services in the project area.

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