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Montgomery County and Gigabeam Receive Nearly $920,000 Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) Grant

Mar 18, 2021, 16:27 PM by User Not Found
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March 18, 2021

Montgomery County, Virginia 
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Montgomery County, Virginia
–Montgomery County, in partnership with Gigabeam, has received a $919,569 Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) grant to help extend the County's broadband network. The funds will help bring fixed wireless broadband access to 1,292 serviceable units in Shawsville, Elliston, Lafayette, and Allegheny Springs. 

The award was part of $20.1 million in VATI grants announced by Governor Ralph Northam on Thursday, allowing for improvements to broadband infrastructure across 17 different localities in Virginia. Administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Virginia has invested over $73.1 million through VATI since 2018. 

Read the full Governor's announcement and see this year's other VATI grant recipients here.





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