West Virginia selected for collaboration to update broadband map

On Tuesday, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map. The states include West Virginia, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. "NTIA’s work on an updated map, in partnership with these initial states, will help policymakers around the country make better decisions as they devise broadband expansion plans," said David Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator.

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