Halifax County snags $213,000 grant for rural internet
Halifax County has received a $231,108 state grant to expand rural broadband service in partnership with SCS Broadband, a third-party wireless internet provider.
Halifax was one of 12 counties in Virginia that received a share of $4.9 million in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI), which provides targeted funding to extend service to areas that are unserved by any broadband provider.
“In our 21st century economy, broadband connectivity is tied to every facet of our daily lives, from education to business to health care — that’s why making high-speed internet available to every Virginian, in every region of the Commonwealth is a top priority for my administration,” said Gov. Ralph Northam in announcing the grant awards on Friday.
“This funding will help to close the digital divide in Virginia by putting in place the necessary infrastructure to expand affordable and reliable broadband service to currently unserved rural communities.”