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$126M BROADBAND PROJECT A 'TRAIN WRECK,' DELEGATE SAYS
fiber, and that is not the case," she said. The U.S. Commerce Department's Inspector General and West Virginia Legislative Auditor's office are reviewing the state's use of the $126.3 million in stimulus funds. The project was designed
Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
CONSULTANT, FRONTIER DIVIDED ON BROADBAND SAYS
- - school, libraries, jails, health centers, county courthouses, planning agencies and other government facilities - are receiving fiber that will speed up their Internet service. Time after time, state officials overseeing the stimulus...
Published: Friday, March 22, 2013
$126M HIGH-SPEED INTERNET GRANT WINDSTORM, FEDS SLOWED PROJECT FEB. DEADLINE WILL BE MET, REPORT SAYS
- the inspector general spent a week in Charleston last month, reviewing documents and inspecting sites where the state had installed routers, which cost $22,600 each. Gianato said the inspector general's review shouldn't cause future...
Published: Friday, September 14, 2012
FEDERAL STIMULUS MONEY AUDIT: ROUTER BUY NOT COST-EFFECTIVE USE OF FUNDS SOME OF THE $22K DEVICES CANNOT BE ACCOUNTED FOR
- The state of West Virginia wasted federal stimulus funds and didn't properly track Internet routers that cost $24 million, according to a federal audit released Friday. The U.S. Commerce Department's Inspector General found that the...
Published: Saturday, January 26, 2013
$24 MILLION IN ROUTERS STATE BOUGHT EQUIPMENT WITH CONTRACT TYPICALLY USED FOR ROUTINE PURCHASES
- the contract for the $24 million purchase was appropriate. Given also disputed the Auditor's report, saying it was incomplete. West Virginia tapped federal stimulus funds to buy the devices two years ago. A team of former and current...
Published: Monday, August 27, 2012
LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR SEEKS DETAILS ON $24M ROUTER BUY
- The West Virginia Legislative Auditor wants to know who signed off on the state's decision to buy $24 million in Internet routers with federal stimulus funds and how the purchase benefited taxpayers. Legislative Auditor Aaron Allred...
Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
STATE TO EXAMINE $24M ROUTER DEAL
- directed state officials Thursday to reconsider where they've installed hundreds of high-capacity Internet routers paid for with $24 million in federal stimulus funds. The directive follows a series of Gazette reports, and state and...
Published: Friday, March 01, 2013
ROUTER BID PROCEDURES QUESTIONED
- Gianato was responding to recent questions from the state Legislative Auditor's Office, which is examining the $24 million router purchase. The state used federal stimulus funds to buy the equipment two years ago. "We are examining...
Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
GROUP TO HOST RURAL BROADBAND SUMMIT EVENT SCHEDULED AFTER TOMBLIN OFFICIALS CANCELED CONFERENCE EARLIER THIS YEAR
- In February, the state legislative auditor released a scathing report about the government's decision to purchase more than 1,000 high-capacity Internet routers. Auditors found that state officials wasted at least $7.9 million - and...
Published: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
INTERNET EXPANSION STATE COULD LOSE $4.4M PLAN TO GIVE LEFTOVER FUNDS TO CITYNET DENIED
- public facilities. Instead, the state scaled back the project to 675 miles of fiber, and only 590 buildings received high-speed connections. State officials also used the stimulus funds to purchase more than 1,100 high-capacity Internet...
Published: Sunday, December 01, 2013