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HIGH-SPEED INTERNET BROADBAND CONSULTANTíS REPORT A SECRET MEMO'S CRITICISM 'EMBARRASSING'
jails, 911 centers, planning agencies and other public facilities. About 630 sites are getting new fiber-optic connections. All 1,100 locations are receiving high-capacity routers. A recent West Virginia Legislative Audit report found
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013
STATE TO LOOK AT BIG BUYS NEW RULE REQUIRES WRITTEN APPROVAL FOR PURCHASES OVER $250K
- $250,000. The policy change follows federal and state reviews of West Virginia's decision to buy more than 1,000 Internet routers that cost $24 million. The state Office of Technology bought the routers two years ago under a statewide...
Published: Friday, February 01, 2013
AUDIT LOOKS INTO $24M ROUTERS BUY
- broadband expansion project funded by the federal stimulus, the state is removing routers that cost as little as $40 at public facilities and replacing them with $22,400 routers. "It's $24 million in government funds, so we're looking...
Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2012
INTERNET ADVISERíS INVOICES REJECTED FIRM EXCEEDED CONTRACT RATE PER HOUR; IT WILL 'RESUBMIT'
- in West Virginia. The review is expected to include a financial audit. Burdette's announcement followed Gazette reports that state officials are using $24 million from the stimulus grant to put 1,000 high-powered Internet routers in...
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
CITYNET TO BUILD $13.5M INTERNET UPGRADE
- Martin also has criticized state officials for spending $24 million on oversized Internet routers for more than 1,000 public facilities. The routers cost $22,600 each. Earlier this year, the state Legislative Auditor released a scathing...
Published: Friday, October 18, 2013
GOODS AND SERVICES TOMBLIN SCRAPS CONTRACTS FOLLOWING ROUTER AUDIT, STATE AGENCIES MUST SOLICIT FORMAL BIDS
- follow a legislative auditor's recommendation that the state scrap a controversial "secondary bid" practice that was used to buy high-capacity Internet routers for $24 million. Secondary bids allowed state agencies to tap existing statewide...
Published: Friday, May 31, 2013
BROADBAND AUDIT LOOKS AT SPENDING ON TOWERS OFFICE PREVIOUSLY FOUND FUNDS WASTED ON ROUTERS
- In February, the legislative auditor released a scathing report, finding that the state wasted at least $7.9 million ó and up to $15 million ó in stimulus funds by purchasing oversize routers. The state installed most of the routers...
Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
EX-CEO HELPING STATE ON INTERNET PROJECT CONSULTANT HAS TIES TO TOMBLIN ADMINISTRATION
- advise Burdette and Tomblin. Earlier this month, Burdette said ICF would also review how state officials were spending more than $126 million in federal economic stimulus funds to expand high-speed Internet in West Virginia. The review...
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012
$24 MILLION ROUTER BUY HOUSE KILLS PURCHASING REFORM BILL TOMBLIN TO CHANGE RULES ANYWAY
- in February. State auditors found that high-ranking government officials circumvented purchasing regulations when they used federal stimulus funds to buy more than 1,000 routers as part of a statewide high-speed Internet expansion project...
Published: Friday, April 12, 2013
AUDITOR'S OFFICE TAKES ROUTER AFTER CRITICAL REPORT
- they installed the high-capacity Cisco 3945 series routers paid for with $24 million in stimulus funds. The routers cost $22,600 each. On Monday, Gale Given, the state's chief technology officer, said her agency exchanged 32 of the...
Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014