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PSC SCRUTINY FRONTIER DENIED $13.8M SERVICE NOT BETTER SINCE VERIZON DEAL, REGULATORS ALLEGE
to reimburse Frontier for expanding high-speed Internet across West Virginia. The Communications Workers of America, which represents Frontier employees, had asked PSC to hold up the first payment from the broadband account. The union
Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
FRONTIER, CITYNET FACE OFF OVER BROADBAND GRANT
- West Virginia. Amid a flurry of testy exchanges, Frontier officials dismissed Citynet's criticism of the state's broadband expansion plan as nothing more than "rhetoric." Frontier executives said Clarksburg-based Citynet wants the state...
Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010
FRONTIER UPGRADES FEES ADDED $4.5M TO BILLS SUIT ALLEGES PADDEDINVOICES A SCHEME TO MONOPOLIZE MARKET
- to the state for nearly $304,000 - four times the estimated cost. West Virginia officials approved the extra expenses and paid Frontier with federal stimulus grant money. The primary reason for the inflated price tag: Frontier added...
Published: Sunday, July 24, 2016
FEDS: $4.7M WASTED
- After the investigation, the inspector general asked West Virginia officials whether they wanted to respond to the reports findings. The state declined. State officials also did not respond to a request for comment Thursday. In 2010,...
Published: Friday, June 16, 2017
FRONTIER SETS ASIDE $250M FOR STATE MONEY TO GO FOR BROADBAND, INTERNET
- the state Public Service Commission this week. Last summer, the state Public Service Commission approved Frontier's plan to purchase more than 600,000 telephone access lines from Verizon in West Virginia, after Frontier promised to...
Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010
BROADBAND EXPANSION PROJECT FRONTIER GETS BREAK AFTER MIX-UP STATE MAILED BID REQUEST TO WRONG ADDRESS, CAUSING FIRM TO MISS DEADLINE
- - on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, Holley-Brown said. Frontier executives apparently did not see the postings. Frontier hopes to use the $8.3 million in stimulus funds to extend fiber-optic cable to 3,700 homes in Webster Springs, Cowen and...
Published: Friday, October 19, 2012
FRONTIER QUESTIONS BROADBAND GRANTS DEPLOYMENT COUNCIL READY TO DISTRIBUTE MILLIONS NEXT WEEK
- in rural areas. One Pocahontas County broadband project recommended for state funding would cost about $10,000 per household. "Clearly West Virginia taxpayers have an interest in the prudent use of their funds," said Frontier Communications...
Published: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
MARPLE QUESTIONS 'LACK OF PROGRESS'
- Burdette could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Gianato said schools remain a "high priority" under the broadband expansion project. Broadband routers - paid for with grant funds - have been installed at 217 schools, he said. "The...
Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
HIGH-SPEED INTERNET FIBER LINE MAPS AT HEART OF BROADBAND SQUABBLE
- Those sites and 500 others also are receiving new Internet routers that funnel data from one computer network to another. The routers cost $24 million. Last month, the West Virginia Legislative Auditor reported that the government wasted...
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013
STATE AUDIT OFFICIALS REBUKED OVER TOWER CONTRACTS
- to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Gazette-Mail. In 2010, West Virginia received $126.3 million in federal stimulus funds to expand high-speed Internet access across the state. The Tomblin administration set aside...
Published: Sunday, September 29, 2013