Atlantic Broadband, Lancaster, and Middlesex partner in project

Atlantic Broadband, the eighth-largest cable operator in the U.S., will partner with state and local officials to extend the availability of broadband internet in four rural Chesapeake Bay counties.

 The $7.2 million, 130-mile project will reach more than 1,200 homes and businesses in Caroline, Mathews, Lancaster and Middlesex counties and will take 18 months to complete.

 The initiative is funded through a $4.2 million Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant, $1.5 million contributed by the four counties and $1.5 million from Atlantic Broadband. VATI is a state-funded program administered by….

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