ABINGDON — Southwest Virginia will be among rural Virginia areas that could see a total of $700 million to push ‘last-mile’ extension of high-speed broadband internet access by 2024.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Virginia U.S. Senator Mark Warner came to the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on Friday to announce that General Assembly House and Senate money committee members have agreed on the amount — part of $4.3 billion in federal American Rescue Plan funds allocated to the state.

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