12/6/2013 8:32 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - Broadband services will be expanded to about 36,000 homes and business in rural West Virginia.
The Federal Communications Commission announced that it's Connect America Fund earmarked $22 million for the Mountain State. Frontier Communications will use that money in rural portions of it's service areas, connecting more than 87,000 people who currently lack service.
The Connect America Fund was part of the FCC's initiative aimed at bringing broadband access to rural communities. Nationwide, the FCC authorized nearly $260 million to connect a million Americans who lack service.