West Virginia GigReady and LEAD Target Area Maps ReleasedOctober 29, 2021
The West Virginia Department of Economic Development, the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council and the State Broadband Office, have released the GigReady Incentive Program and Line Extension Advancement and Development (LEAD) Program Target Area Maps.
All West Virginia Broadband Investment Plan grant program applicants should use the Target Area Address Layer to generate sets of addresses passed or covered by proposed projects. While the Target Area and Target Area Address Maps are for the use of applicants to grant programs of the West Virginia Broadband Investment Plan, they are not intended to distinguish between all served and all unserved addresses in the state. In addition, applicants to the MBPS Program should use the Target Area Layer to identify areas that a project proposes to serve. See published program procedures for additional detail.
The Department will continue to seek updates from Internet Service Providers at regular intervals about broadband service availability. The Department also welcomes continued input from communities and impacted West Virginians about broadband service, especially when it can improve the state’s data.
These address-level maps are a substantial improvement over older, less granular broadband maps, but they are not yet perfect. Some information is estimated from information available to the Department at the present time. New and additional data will inform future funding opportunities.
If Your Address is Not Shown
If your address is not shown in the maps, or if your address is classified as “Other,” but you do not have access to broadband services (speeds of at least 25/3 Mbps), please call (304) 352-4163 and leave the following information:
- Full Name
- Full Address
- Type of structure you live in (single family, multi-family, etc.)
- Contact Information (Phone/Email)
- Current Service Provider (Please let us know if you do are not currently subscribed to an internet service provider).
Please review the Target Address Documentation for more information.