VTIA Member Companies Expanding Broadband to Rural Areas with Support from VATI Grants
The Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) has awarded grants totaling $50 Million to assist with the expansion of broadband in Virginia. Under VATI, localities partner with broadband providers to apply for matching state funding to bring broadband Internet services to underserved areas. Of this year's grants, 7 awards went to localities who are partnering with companies who are members of the Virginia Telecommunications Industry Association (News - Alert) (VTIA). Awards for 2021 include:
About the VTIA.
Founded in 1935, the Association represents the interests of a number of broadband and telecom providers in Virginia, including: Burke's Garden Telephone Company, Inc., Lumen/CenturyLink, Citizens Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Empower Broadband Inc., Highland Telephone Cooperative, LUMOS Networks, MGW Telephone Company/Lingo, New Hope Telephone Cooperative, Pembroke Telephone Cooperative, RiverStreet Networks, Scott County Telephone Cooperative and TDS Telecom.
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