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The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission is slated to attend a broadband summit next month in Ohio.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that Mignon Clyburn will attend the Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit and Town Hall on July 18 in Marietta.

Telemedicine Suffers from Lack of Broadband

Nov 22, 2016
West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, host Beth Vorhees talks with Moore Capito and Riley Moore, newly elected Delegates with a family legacy in politics and Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton has the story about how telemedicine is being held up by a lack of broadband.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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The Federal Communications Commission chairman is heading to West Virginia to discuss rural broadband and other technology issues.

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The new chairman of a governor-appointed panel says gigabit internet service needs to be available throughout West Virginia in order to prevent the state from falling behind.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council Chairman Rob Hinton said Tuesday that reaching the 1-gigabit level should be the panel's prime focus.

Broadband Expansion Would Improve Learning

Aug 19, 2016
West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Dave Mistich reports on an all-star lineup that will perform at Joe’s Pub in New York City on Sunday to benefit flood relief in West Virginia and John Mark Nelson is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Floods and Climate Change

Jul 4, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board talks with experts to find out if last month’s massive flooding was caused by climate change.  And a report from Greene County, Pennsylvania – once the number one coal producing county in the nation, now the outlook is changing.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Members of the West Virginia Senate approved a bill to create a government-owned middle mile network, expanding access to broadband Internet in the state. 

The measure passed 29-5 during Thursday's Senate floor session.

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West Virginia lawmakers are dropping a push to build a 2,500-mile high-speed Internet network all at once and instead are looking to build the fiber network in pieces.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that senators have retreated from trying to build a $72 million state-funded network meant to bring Internet to rural communities.

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The Senate's Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has approved a bill that aims to expand access to broadband internet services across West Virginia, even though industry representatives continue to express opposition to the bill.