Flooding is a major concern today across Eastern Kentucky as rivers continue to rise after the heavy rain and snow melt of the last few days. Now as the rain has transitioned to sleet and snow roads will become treacherous and ice covered. Flood Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for most of the day. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission is targeting nearly $4.6 million toward boosting access to high-speed Internet to rural West Virginians.
The FCC's Connect America Fund will help Frontier Communications Corp. connect more than 5,900 locations statewide to broadband service. Under the deal, Frontier must complete two-thirds of its new broadband installations within two years, and the rest by the third year.
FCC officials say that more than 15,000 more West Virginians will be able to access high-speed internet.
The agency says about 571,000 West Virginians - nearly 60 percent of the rural population - lack access to broadband, and the state has the lowest rural broadband access in the nation.
Connect America is a national public-private effort to connect 19 million rural Americans to high-speed Internet by 2020.