Grant money available for broadband service

An effort is underway to spread broadband internet service to rural areas, and the West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council has started accepting applications for $4 million in grant funding to put toward the effort. The money will go to groups that provide broadband coverage to rural towns, or groups that sponsor initiatives to encourage people to sign up for high-speed Internet. Applications for the grant funds are due September 14.

www.broadbandgrants.wv.gov.