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W.Va. might have to return $2.5M to feds after agency declines to OK broadband project
Reported by: Associated Press
Sunday, December 1, 2013 10:55 AM EST
West Virginia could lose more than $2.5 million in federal funding that it received to expand high-speed Internet service statewide.
The state wants to award the funding to Citynet for a broadband project. Citynet proposes establishing nine facilities to connect to the national Internet "backbone" in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The Charleston Gazette reports that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration declined last month to approve the project. In a letter to the state, the agency cited several problems, including the state's failure to provide information about its plans to return unused routers to Cisco Systems.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com