Monongahela Power Company and The Potomac Edison Power Company have submitted a feasibility study to the WVBEC
Monongahela Power Company and The Potomac Edison Power Company have submitted a feasibility study to the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council pursuant to West Virginia Code Sec. 31G-4-5.
WVBEC, WVDO, and Tilson presented a webinar detailing the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity (RDOF)
FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program
WV Broadband Development Guide
ARC POWER program
The ARC POWER programprovides resources for communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining...
USDA Broadband ReConnect Program deadline extended
The deadline for the USDA Broadband ReConnect Program has been extended to March 31, 2020...
WVBEC invites comment on the West Virginia State Broadband Plan 2020-2025
The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council (Council) invites comment on the West Virginia State Broadband Plan 2020-2025...
Broadband Feasibility Study Submitted to the WVBEC by Appalachian Power Company and Wheeling Power Company
The Appalachian Power Company, doing business as the American Electric Power Company (AEP), has submitted a feasibility study...
Council Issues Broadband RFI
The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council invites response to an RFI to collect input for the West Virginia Broadband Plan...
ARC Grant Funding for Broadband in WV Now Available
The Appalachian Regional Commission has made 4.2 million in grant funding available for broadband development through the West Virginia ARC...
Deadline to participate in ReConnect Program approaches
The deadline to participate in the inaugural ReConnect Pilot Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development...
Governor Jim Justice has announced Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds dedicated to broadband development projects throughout the state.
Governor Jim Justice has announced Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds dedicated to broadband development projects throughout the state. More...
Governor Jim Justice announces collaboration with Facebook
Governor Jim Justice announced plans for a major broadband infrastructure project in West Virginia through a collaboration with Facebook. This...
West Virginia chosen to partner in national broadband mapping initiative
West Virginia is one of eight states selected by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to partner in...
The WVBEC sponsored its second ReConnect Program funding workshop February 20
The West Virginia Broadband Council sponsored its second ReConnect Program funding workshop February 20 in Buckhannon for public officials, community...
USDA Releases free e-Connectivity Toolkit
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a new toolkit to support the deployment of high-speed broadband in...
USDA Extends Deadlines for ReConnect Rural Broadband Program
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture Bette Brand, Acting Administrator for USDA’s Rural Utilities Service, announced February 6, 2019 that...
Broadband Council Maintains Presence at Capitol During Legislative Session
The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council continues to maintain a presence at the Capitol during the current Legislative session to...
ReConnect Workshop Held At Capitol
The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council and the West Virginia Department of Commerce sponsored a “ReConnect Program” workshop at the...
ARC publishes RFP for grant applications for its Fiscal Year 2019 “POWER FY19 Initiative”
The Appalachian Regional Commission has published its Request for Proposals to for grant applications for its Fiscal Year 2019 “Partnerships...
The West Virginia Broadband Council’s 2018 Legislative Report
The West Virginia Broadband Council's 2018 Legislative Report has been posted to the West Virginia Legislative website. Per state Code...
The USDA is offering up to $600 million to build broadband infrastructure in rural America.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new funding program that allocates up to $600 million in loans...
FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau met with West Virginia residents during its “FCC Appalachian Rural Tour”
Officials from the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau met with West Virginia residents during its “FCC Appalachian...
FCC representatives will conduct “Ask The FCC” forums to give citizens and opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns
Federal Communication Commission representatives will conduct “Ask The FCC” forums to give citizens and opportunity to ask questions and voice...
The WV Broadband Enhancement Council welcomes exciting news from the Zayo Group!
The WV Broadband Enhancement Council welcomes exciting news from the Zayo Group! Jack Waters, Zayo Chief Technology Officer and WVU...
Council Member Featured For “Quiet” Work
West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council member Mike Holstine was profiled for his role in managing the “radio quiet skies” in...
Council Releases “Analysis of State Right-of-Way Report”
The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council released at its October meeting an "Analysis of State Right-of-Way (ROW) Policy and Fees"...
WVDOH Posts “Dig Once” Policy Guide
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) has issued guidance to implementing the State’s Dig Once Policy Act. The policy...
WVGES Office Receives ARC Grant For Broadband Website Hub
The Appalachian Regional Commission has announced that the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey office is a recipient of a...
Broadband Focus of WVU Law Clinic Workshop
“Planning to Increase Broadband and Telecommunications Capacity” was a topic during the daylong County Mountain State Land Use Academy sponsored...
WV Secretary of State Offers Mobile Voting App
West Virginia Secretary of State officials have announce a mobile app that will allow West Virginia residents stationed or living...
U.S. Census Bureau Seeks Digital Workforce
Reliable internet broadband connectivity and a skilled digital workforce will be essential for West Virginia in the 2020 U.S...
Governor Announces Favorable Broadband Expansion Permit Policy
Gov. Jim Justice announced September 17, 2018, that the Federal Highway Administration has verified that federal law allows the West...
Rural Connectivity To Be Discussed At Brownfield Conference
Join broadband industry experts as they discuss the internet connectivity crisis in rural West Virginia at the 2018 WV Brownfields...
CAF II Auction Awards $12 million for Broadband Development in West Virginia
Nearly 8,000 rural locations in West Virginia have been selected to receive broadband access service through the Federal Communications Commission’s...
Workshop Offers Glimpse of $600 Million Federal Broadband Program
The state USDA Rural Development office, in partnership with the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council, sponsored a Broadband e-Connectivity Workshop...
The city of Bluefield is moving forward with high-speed broadband in its historic downtown district.
The city of Bluefield is moving forward with high-speed broadband in its historic downtown district. Check it out here.
The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council welcomes the Microsoft Corp. to West Virginia!
The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council welcomes the Microsoft Corp. to West Virginia! Microsoft announced the selection of Skylark Wireless...
USDA e-Connectivity Pilot Program Workshop August 21 in Fairmont
The West Virginia Broadband Council is pleased to partner with the West Virginia Rural Development Office and the U.S. Department...
Broadband Funding Part Of Local Grant Workshop Sponsored By Congressman Mooney
Broadband funding will be discussed at a Grants Workshop sponsored by Congressman Alex Mooney (R - W.Va.) on August 1...
‘Grow With Google’ Coming To Charleston
The search engine giant, Google, has announced that its “Grow with Google” is coming to Charleston in July. The Grow...
Workshop to Offer Guidance To Challenging FCC Mapping Data
The Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force (RBATF) is giving the public an opportunity to comment on the FCC’s broadband assessment...
Broadband Issues In West Virginia Focus Of June 7 Workshop
Microsoft Corporation, the Brookings Institution and Create West Virginia are sponsoring a half-day discussion centered on broadband issues and solutions...
USDA Accepting Broadband Development Applications
The Rural Utility Services (RUS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development office, will accept broadband development...
Mountain State Land Use Academy To Host Conference
The WVU The Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic has scheduled its annual Mountain State Land Use Academy for...
Grant Funding Opportunities Remain Available
Federal grant funding opportunities for broadband development remain available for West Virginia communities. The Rural Utility Services (RUS), an agency...
Governor Justice Presents Community Development Block Grants for 2017 Projects
Governor Jim Justice released today more then $12 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds dedicated to infrastructure projects...
Hampshire County Completes Fiber Installation Project
The Hampshire County Development Authority and the Hampshire County Broadband Initiative Council recently announced the construction of a fiber optic...
Twenty-Seven West Virginia Counties Apply for Broadband Funding
In June 2017, the Council coordinated the implementation new grant programs for broadband development in cooperation with the West Virginia...
WVBEC Accepting Information from Broadband and Internet Providers for its Resource Directory
The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council is creating a resource directory of broadband and internet service providers and related companies.
West Virginia Broadband Infrastructure Loan Insurance Program
The West Virginia Broadband Infrastructure Loan Insurance Program has been developed to expand, enhance and make generally available broadband service...
ARC Broadband Funding Initiative Announced
The West Virginia Development Office (WVDO) is developing an application process for $3.2 million in grant funding through the Appalachian...