Published On: Sun, Aug 10th, 2014

Updates: Broadband Summit video highlights

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West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council (WVBDC) meeting and Broadband Summit at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia on July 23, 2014.

Part 1: WVBDC member and Citynet CEO Jim Martin gives update on Snowshoe broadband project and gets council approval to build broadband fiber in Pocahontas and Randolph counties.

Part 2: WVBDC member and Citynet CEO Jim Martin discusses need for better “middle mile” fiber backbone in West Virginia.


Part 3: Frontier Communications Operations Manager Mark McKenzie describes recent upgrades in Pocahontas County.

Part 4: Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks Telephone project manager David Hunt discusses the company’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project in northern Pocahontas County.

Part 5: Shentel representative Jeff Manning describes the company’s “standalone” network in Pocahontas County.

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