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The InterMountain: Future Generations connecting West Virginia

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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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Computer Mentors Gain Skills to Spread the Benefits of Broadband in West Virginia

Computer Mentors Gain Skills to Spread the Benefits of Broadband in West Virginia

Future Generations recently led a series of three weekend training sessions for 40 computer mentors across West Virginia. The weekend training sessions, held regionally in Beckley, Moorefield and Flatwoods, focused on technical skills and community outreach.

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Ginger Wimer, Caron Warner, and Gail Powers

*pictured above from right to left are Ginger Wimer, Caron Warner, and Mary Ruth Raines.

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Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Broadband in West Virginia with FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski

Future Generations was one of several organizations invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on the future of broadband (high-speed) internet in West Virginia. The roundtable, held in Ripley, WV in December 2010, was facilitated by the Federal Communications Chairman, Julius Genachowski, and Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology.

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WV Metronews: Internet slow in WV

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Report: Internet Slow In WV
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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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The Charleston Gazette: Frontier to complete broadband expansion

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November 23, 2010

Frontier plans to complete broadband expansion next year

By Eric Eyre

CHARLESTON, W.Va. --  Frontier Communications plans to make high-speed Internet available to 85 percent of its customers in West Virginia by the end of 2011 -- two and a half years sooner than expected.

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Charlotte and Eric Squires

Despite being under 30 years old, Eric and Charlotte Squires—husband and wife—have 17 years of combined fire fighting experience. At 16, Eric joined the Gilmer County Ambulance Squad and Fire Department. At 15, Charlotte joined the fire department in nearby Lewis County. Years later, when the two fire departments from Lewis and Gilmer Counties joined forces to fight a fire at a large sorority house in their area, Eric and Charlotte met for the first time. They have been fighting fires together and serving as EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) ever since.

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Register-Herald Story: Four computer centers opening in local fire departments

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November 11, 2010

Four area fire departments offer computer labs, Internet

By Sarah Plummer 
Register-Herald Reporter

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