Appalachian Power Broadband Feasibility Study

Appalachian Power Company (APCo) and Wheeling Power Company have submitted a feasibility study to the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council (“Council”) pursuant to West Virginia Code Sec. 31G-4-5 of a proposed project to construct and operate a middle-mile broadband infrastructure expansion project in portions of McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming, WV, which are within APCo’s West Virginia electric service territory.

The feasibility study is available for review on the Council’s website at In its consideration of the feasibility study, the Council is obligated to identify one or more last-mile broadband internet providers that may lease the middle-mile broadband internet capacity created by the proposed project pursuant to lease terms and conditions set by the Council.

The Council will consider the feasibility study and any public comments upon that study at its March 9, 2023, meeting, to be held online. You may register for the meeting at: 2023. The Council is required to take final action on the feasibility study no later than March 10, 2023.

The Council will consider comments on the feasibility study that are submitted by email to, and those mailed and received prior to March 9, 2023, to the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council, West Virginia Department of Commerce, at Building 3, Suite 600, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305.

APCo Middle Mile Study January 9, 2023