Groundbreaking set for Facebook broadband project in WVa

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A groundbreaking is set on Facebook’s plan to expand broadband internet in West Virginia.

Gov. Jim Justice says he will attend a ceremony Monday in Beckley.

The governor’s office says in a news release that the social media company is building a high-capacity fiber optic cable network in a portion of West Virginia through a subsidiary, Middle Mile Infrastructure. It’s part of the company’s larger efforts to install cable from Virginia to Ohio through the Kanawha Valley.

The 275-mile project was announced in March.