WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Thursday she believes enough money will be provided through the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill now on its way to Senate passage to finally bring broadband to all state residents.
The bill has set aside $65 billion for broadband nationwide, and West Virginia will receive a portion of that.
“I really think that $65 billion dollars is enough to get the job done and that is what is in this bill,” she said during a virtual press conference. “It’s over a five-year period so it won’t be tomorrow.”
But she said there is a “set aside” in this package for rural and underserved areas.
Previous money earmarked for broadband often went to more urban areas, she said, leaving rural areas behind…