SkyBest Communications is seeking grant funding to bring additional fiber connectivity to rural communities in western North Carolina and southwest Virginia.

The company is requesting residents and businesses of the communities in need to provide letters of support before Friday, May 4.

SkyBest has identified areas in Watauga and Avery counties as well as Grayson County Virginia.

The plan is to bring fiber to the Pyatte area of Avery County and the Triplett area of Watauga County.

Residents and businesses located in the communities are urged to submit letters of support for the grant applications.

Letters can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can fax at letter to 336-982-1826 or call 1-800-759-2226 for additional information.