WVU contract has conflict of interest
It would have been more reassuring if Drew Payne had told Oliver Luck not to include Payne's company in awarding the WVU sports media contract. Then there would be no conflict of interest.
Is Poca being left out of broadband work?
In reference to broadband service expansion by TechNet for Frontier Communications in West Virginia, back on May 15, I confronted Frontier about running a phone/Internet service line to my home.
I live in a rural area and the nearest line is about 5,500 feet from my home. There are existing power poles to my residence. Frontier sent an engineer out to do a survey. He stated that Frontier would give me the first 1,000 feet of service line and I would have to pay for the remaining 4,500 feet, at $3,787. I forwarded their letter to Gov. Tomblin for assistance.
Mr. Tomblin's response was that he knew of no grant that would help pay for this service. Mr. Tomblin, in return, sent the letter to the Public Service Commission. Michael Fletcher of the PSC said he knows of no assistance, either.
I don't understand. Out of $9 million dollars of wasted router money that no one applied for, why isn't the state smart enough to put money in a fund for small service lines?
According to Dana Waldo of Frontier, they increased broadband to 158,000 homes and built 2,600 miles of Fiber optic, but they cannot lay 4,500 feet of cable on a power pole.
I guess the rural Poca area in Putnam County does not qualify for this type of service.