A map shows eligible locations for high-speed internet expansion near Weaverville in Buncombe County.

Buncombe gets millions in state funding for more high-speed internet

ASHEVILLE — An ongoing, multifaceted effort to bring faster internet access to more people in western North Carolina is paying off from at least one funding angle in Buncombe, though some are still concerned about the costs of ‘Internet.

WNC’s most populous county will receive $3.3 million in funding from the state of North Carolina to extend internet connectivity to nearly 1,000 people who have no service or need a better service.

The money will go to service provider Frontier Communications and will benefit many people in the North Buncombe area around Weaverville. Frontier’s application for this project included over 1,000 addresses where the company could install high-speed Internet.

This list is available with the online version of this article.

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