Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday more than $18.3 million in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) to support 12 projects across Virginia, including the “BARC Connects Rockbridge and Bath Counties” project submitted by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC).
The multi-jurisdictional project is a collaborative effort between Bath County, Rockbridge County, the CSPDC and BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) to help bridge the digital divide in this part of rural Virginia. BARC is the private sector co-applicant and will provide fiber infrastructure to the unserved units identified in the project submission. The grant request was fully funded by VATI in the amount of $2.2 million. Read more HERE
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