The County and the Stafford EDA, together, are supporting home-based and business development.  In addition to “in-kind” support from the County, the EDA is providing $50,000 of cash match to the grant application.

“Widewater residents may finally get an internet connection.

Stafford County officials hope to secure a Virginia Telecommunication Initiative grant that would bring broadband internet service to the Widewater region of the county.

The grants—which are available statewide to all jurisdictions seeking broadband in rural areas—would fund 80 percent of Widewater’s proposed broadband price tag, which is expected to be just over $1 million.”  MORE>>