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CITYNET ASKS FOR AUDIT OF FIBER NETWORK FRONTIER BILLED W.VA. NEARLY DOUBLE WHAT IT SHOULD COST, COMPETITOR SAYS
- was reviewing the fiber construction project. Earlier this year, the Legislative Auditor released scathing reports about the state's use of federal stimulus funds to buy oversize Internet routers and build an emergency communications...
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
STATE COULD SEE UP TO $40M IN UNSPENT BROADBAND STIMULUS FUNDS
- criticized the state for not using the federal grant for such a network. State officials have rejected his proposal. To date, the state has used the stimulus funds to bring fiber optic cable to 12 locations - mostly libraries and fire...
Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011
SANDY MAY DELAY BROADBAND
- and "had no information on the scope of the damage." In 2010, West Virginia received $126.3 million in federal stimulus funds primarily to buy routers and bring fiber-optic cable to more than 1,000 "community anchor institutions" -...
Published: Thursday, December 06, 2012
FRONTIER: REDEFINING NET SPEED A WASTE
- the state wasted up to $15 million in federal stimulus funds used to buy oversize Internet routers for hundreds of government facilities. The high-capacity devices were installed at sites with only a few Internet connections. The Broadband...
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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