Groundbreaking held for net project

BECKLEY — A groundbreaking has been held on Facebook’s plan to expand broadband internet in West Virginia.

Gov. Jim Justice, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and others attended a ceremony Monday in Beckley.

Facebook is building a fiber optic cable network in a portion of West Virginia through a subsidiary, Middle Mile Infrastructure. The New River Project is part of the company’s larger efforts to install cable from Virginia to Ohio through the Kanawha Valley.