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Broadband Video Contest Winners

Future Generations WV and Frontier are pleased to announce the winners of the Broadband Video Contest. Contestants could enter in one of two categories: college and high/middle school. Each video entry needed to be a 30-second to 60-second video about how broadband has made their lives better and why they can’t live without broadband.

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Broadband Program Featured on Beckley TV

On Feb. 28, Program Coordinator Traci Mallow visited the Raleigh County Board of Education to talk about the Broadband Opportunities Program. She was afterwards interviewed by WVNS 59 in Beckley, and the story was featured on the 10 o'clock news that night. Here is the link to the story.

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Communication Coordinator Mike Mallow Receives Honor

Mike Mallow, Communications Coordinator for Future Generations WV, received an award from the West Virginia State Journal's Forty under 40 for his previous work at the Moorefield Examiner. We are proud to have him on our team.

 

The West Virginia State Journal's Forty under 40

Graphic Designer at the Moorefield Examiner, Franklin, 30

On his first paying job: 

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Future Generations WV featured in The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council meeting

Below is an excerpt from the West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council meeting held on November 16 in Charleston. If you would like to read the entire article please view it at the Charleston Daily Mail website.
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State Journal: Internet Safety Important for Kids' Summer Fun

Read this story online at the State Journal here.

Parents can follow a few steps to help children stay safe online while still allowing them to stay connected to their classmates.

Summer is here, and children are planning how to spend their days of uninterrupted free time by playing, swimming and surfing — on the Internet.

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting: Computer Labs in Volunteer Fire Stations

Read original article here on WVPubCast site.

 

Computer labs in volunteer fire department stations

By Beth Vorhees

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The InterMountain: Future Generations connecting West Virginia

View article on the InterMountain site or see below.

 

Future Generations connecting W.Va.

Lewis County EMS latest to receive high-speed Internet

February 21, 2011 - By JOHN WICKLINE Staff Writer

With a panoramic view of the scenic valleys below her office atop North Mountain in Pendleton County, LeeAnn Shreve could see the small little villages below.

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WV Metronews: Internet slow in WV

View article on the WV Metronews site or see below.

Report: Internet Slow In WV
Staff
MetroNews Talkline

West Virginia has one of the slowest broadband speeds in the United States. That's according to the Communication Workers of America's annual Speed Matters Report.

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Ban on Disposal of Electronics Effective January 1

Effective Jan. 1, computers, monitors and TVs will be banned from being disposed of in any West Virginia Landfill.

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Rockefeller and FCC Chairman Hold Roundtable

ROCKEFELLER AND FCC CHAIRMAN HOLD ROUNDTABLE IN JACKSON COUNTY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BROADBAND ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA
Discuss Connection and How the Government and Private Sector Can Address the Challenge
 
Charleston, W.Va. – Senator Jay Rockefeller joined Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski at the Jackson County Library for a roundtable discussion on the importance of connecting all of West Virginia to high-speed Internet – and how the government and private sector can help.
 

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