Virginia invests $8M in broadband grants for telehealth expansion

Telehealth programs targeting rural areas of Virginia will benefit from the disbursement of more than $8 million in state grants to a dozen projects aimed at boosting broadband connectivity.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced the grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI), a state-funded program overseen by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The 12 programs will get $8.3 million to provide “last mile” broadband covered to underserved regions in the commonwealth, affecting more than 36,000 residents and businesses.

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