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 by the WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic at Tygart Lake State Park. Municipal and county planners from across the state gathered to learn more how achieving broadband connectivity needs to be a focal point of a community’s development plans.
Participants were presented with information touting the benefits of broadband connectivity, particularly in the state's rural locations. Jared Anderson with the WVU Land Use Clinic told attendees that the purpose and goals of a community's comprehensive plan should include the development, expansion and accessibility of broadband and communication networks, noting it should be considered an asset where available and a necessity where it is not.