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U.S. CONGRESS $24M ROUTER PURCHASE SLAMMED HOUSE GOP: 'MILLIONS AND MILLIONS WASTED' BY W.VA. GOVERNMENT
were assigned. Based on the federal analysis, the state's decision to put a $22,600 router at the Marmet library was appropriate because the facility sits in Kanawha County, a county with more than 20,000 people. "The [inspector general]
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE WANTS INQUIRY INTO ROUTERS
- health clinics, even though the pricey devices were designed to serve research universities, major medical centers and large corporations. More than 1,000 routers were purchased at $22,600 each. Walden and Shimkus say federal officials...
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2012
ROUTERS NO USE TO STATE POLICE
- - as necessary to "enhance the public safety of first responders and [West Virginia] citizens." The new routers - bought with stimulus funds for $22,600 each - lack voicemail modules, and State Police can't operate the agency's voicemail...
Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
OFFICIAL DEFENDS $24M IN ROUTERS
- medical centers and large corporations. On Wednesday, U.S. Assistant Commerce Secretary Lawrence Strickling told federal lawmakers that West Virginia's bulk purchase of more than 1,000 "scalable" routers saved the state money. "Overall,...
Published: Friday, May 18, 2012
OFFICIAL DEFENDS ROUTER PURCHASE
- West Virginia "taxpayers were best served" by the state's decision to use $24 million in federal stimulus funds to purchase more than 1,000 high-end Internet routers for public facilities, a state official overseeing the spending has...
Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012
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