As part of West Virginia’s plan to start the 2020-21 school year, the state will invest $6 million in broadband expansion, Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday.
The money will set up about 1,000 locations across the state where students can access broadband internet by the start of the school year Sept. 8. Locations will be established in all 55 counties, and they will be placed at all 688 K-12 schools, 255 libraries, 32 higher education institutions and 31 state parks.
Justice said this is the first step in broadband expansion, and additional steps will be announced in coming days.