The Virginia Tobacco Commission recently granted Appomattox County its $600,000 request for the Pamplin Area Fiber Broadband Project.

This was a second request to fund an expansion of the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative’s (CVEC) Firefly broadband network. It was awarded $979,850 in the initial funding round in March. 

According to the grant application, nearly 600 homes and businesses will benefit from the expansion, which covers parts of Appomattox, Buckingham and Prince Edward counties. Of those, 359 homes in Appomattox County will be served. Most places in the area has speeds of 10 mbps or less, with the exception of residents along Route 460.

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