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E-BRIDGE Act Passes the House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after The Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act, which he cosponsored, passed the House today with major bipartisan support. The E-BRIDGE Act will now head to the Senate for further consideration. “Over the last year and a half, many Virginians have adapted to distance le...

Wittman Supports Rural Broadband Expansion Throughout VA-01

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), announced that he authored ten letters to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Broadband in support of the following counties FY 2022 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant applications to expand reliable high-speed broadband service to rural Virginia: Caroline County Essex County Fauquier Co...

Statement of Congressman Wittman on New Northern Neck Broadband Project

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WARSAW, VA- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to Virginia breaking ground on a new broadband project which will deliver high-speed internet to approximately 7,200 underserved homes and businesses in the Northern Neck: “For the 7,200 underserved homes and businesses who will finally gain access to high-speed internet as a result of this project, it ...

STATEMENT: Wittman on New Grants for Rural Broadband

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Washington – Yesterday, Governor Ralph Northam announced $20.1 million in grants awarded through the second round of the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) to deliver high-speed internet access to many rural, unserved, and underserved Virginians. This second round of awards totaling $20.1 million will go to 17 localities through 11 projects. Three of those projects receiving awards are ...

Wittman helps expand Broadband Access in the Northern Neck

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WASHINGTON – Recently, Governor Ralph Northam announced $29.6 million in grants awarded through the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) to deliver high-speed internet access to many rural, unserved, and underserved Virginians. This first round set of awards totaling $29.6 million will go to 11 localities through 5 projects. One of the projects that received an award was the Northern Neck...