Capito votes to uphold Trump’s national emergency declaration

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after voting to uphold President Trump’s national emergency declaration: Additionally, as many as 74 percent of West Virginia residents in rural areas don’t have access to such services, according to the FCC’s Feb. 19 draft report.

Gov. Justice, Sen. Capito, Facebook announce major broadband investment in W.Va.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced a partnership with Facebook that will allow local internet providers to offer broadband service to residents who live in rural communities.During a news conference Monday at the state Capitol in Charleston, officials said Facebook has partnered with the state of West Virginia to invest in bringing two broadband arteries to the state.

Capito strives to increase West Virginians access to high-speed broadband services

Broadband access in her home state is absolutely critical for developing businesses, improving education and sharing ideas, said U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), responding to a newly released draft report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indicating that 56 percent of West Virginians don’t have access to high-speed broadband services.