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FCC Funds Will Help Expand High-Speed Internet In Virginia

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The Federal Communications Commission is setting aside about $2 million to improve high-speed Internet access in rural Virginia, according to the Associated Press.

The FCC's Connect America Fund is helping CenturyLink, Inc. connect more than 2,000 locations statewide to broadband service. CenturyLink must complete two-thirds of its new broadband installations within two years, and the rest by the third year under the arrangement.

About 7,000 more people in Virginia will be able to access high-speed Internet through the efforts, FCC officials say. The agency says about 744,000 Virginians do not have access to broadband, which makes up almost 38 percent of the rural population. The commonewealt has the 8th-lowest rural broadband access in the nation.

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