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West Virginia Broadband Investment Plan

West Virginia Broadband BEAD Pre-Application Webinar

The West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED), in coordination with the Office of Broadband and the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council, will conduct a BEAD Pre-Application Phase Webinar to review the West Virginia BEAD Program, beginning at 9:00 a.m., February 29, 2024. Registration details are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-virginia-bead-deployment-webinars-and-workshops-series-webinar-1-tickets-841588904067?aff=oddtdtcreator  The historic BEAD program will fund projects that will expand last-mile broadband…

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Post-Award Notification Process for LEAD Round 3 Preliminary Approvals

Post-Award Notification Process for the Preliminary Approval Announcement made on February 7, 2024. Governor Jim Justice has issued the preliminary approval for ten broadband projects to receive grant funding under the program Line Extension Advancement and Development (LEAD). https://governor.wv.gov/News/press-releases/2024/Pages/default.aspx Internet Service Providers other than the applicant will receive an opportunity to submit data demonstrating that…

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Gov. Justice announces nearly $33 million in preliminary approval of Line Extension Advancement and Development program award

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Justice announced today the preliminary approval of ten awards totaling nearly $33 million through Round 3 of the Line Extension Advancement and Development (LEAD) program of the West Virginia Broadband Investment Plan. These awards will improve access to high-speed broadband and reliable service in nine counties throughout the state and represent a…

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West Virginia Department of Economic Development Updates West Virginia BEAD Challenge Process

The West Virginia Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment (BEAD) Challenge Process to begin February 10 and run until March 10 CHARLESTON, W.VA — The West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED) has adjusted the start date for the West Virginia Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment (BEAD) Challenge Process. The Challenge Process will begin on February 10, 2024, following…

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West Virginia Department of Economic Development Launches West Virginia BEAD Challenge Process

Major Milestone Announced in Securing $1.2 Billion in Funding for Broadband Expansion CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED) today announced the West Virginia Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment (BEAD) Challenge Process will begin on January 29, 2024, following the approval of the BEAD Initial Proposal Volume I. Registration will open…

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Next Meeting

Broadband Enhancement Council Meeting Upcoming Dates:

  • January 11, 2024
  • February 8, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • April 11, 2024

Council Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 10:00am unless noted otherwise.

Meetings are currently held via Google Meets due to COVID-19.

To register for meetings please use this form: Registration Form

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  • Please register for public comment and hold any public comments until the public comment portion of the agenda