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A thousand homes to get broadband access

Over a thousand homes in Crook County are set to have access to broadband internet for the first time thanks to federal grant awards that aim to make access available across the nation.

Two local projects were among 32 applications to be approved for funding, with a total of $70.5 million in federal funds to be spent expanding broadband to more than 11,000 locations across the state that do not currently have access to high-speed internet.

“This is the single-largest broadband investment in Wyoming history,” said Governor Mark Gordon in the announcement.

“These federal funds will ensure Wyomin...