The school, which is located in Franklin, initially received a router in May 2011. Two more routers have been assigned to the building -- one to a school-based health clinic and another to Eastern Community & Technical College's branch campus at the school, according to list of router destinations.
In February, the legislative audit criticized state officials for installing six routers at sites in the city of Franklin, all located within three-quarters of a mile of each other.
Given said Thursday that the Pendleton High School building would not receive additional routers. She said the router list was inaccurate or outdated.
The state has already shipped hundreds of the Cisco 3945 series routers to "community anchor institutions" - schools, libraries, planning agencies, health centers, State Police detachments, county courthouses, state agencies and other public facilities. Many routers have been installed.
A Tomblin-appointed committee - called the Broadband Coordination Team - is reviewing the sites and determining whether the public facilities need the high-powered routers.
The state is considering swapping out the larger routers with smaller ones, or possibly asking for refunds and exchanges from Cisco. The review was supposed to take 30 days, but has lasted weeks longer.
"Overall, we're making great progress," said Amy Shuler Goodwin, a Tomblin spokeswoman who serves on the committee. "We're getting detailed information from all the sites. We believe we're seeing a lot of positive momentum."
In addition to the committee's review, state inspectors are traveling to every site to check router serial numbers and ensure the devices are properly marked as state property.
As of this week, the "compliance team" inspectors had completed 650 inventory reviews, according to an online report filed by the state.
After the reviews, Tomblin's office plans to set up a task force to help public facilities utilize the high-capacity routers' capabilities. The group is expected to deliver a report to Tomblin and state lawmakers by Jan. 1.
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