West Virginia

"A county without any internet capacity in modern America is a lost county for the future,? said Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), guest speaker at the 2013 West Virginia Broadband Summit in Morgantown.
As most people know, virtually every move we make on the Internet is tracked by online publishers, advertisers and ad networks — and users have no simple ways to prevent it from happening. While a few companies have offered an online Do Not Track technologies, there is no universal method to enjoin companies from harvesting our personal data.
The Communications Workers of America is supporting two parallel congressional bills allocating the D-Block wireless spectrum for a dedicated public safety network.
An interoperable public safety network is one step closer to becoming a reality. On June 8, the Senate Commerce Committee overwhelmingly approved S.911, the Public Safety and Wireless Innovation Act.
The acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T is good news for everyone who realizes that the United States needs to catch up to the rest of the world when it comes to broadband speed and buildout.
With the start of the 112th Congress, Senator John D. Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced the reintroduction of the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act.
While a lot of attention has been focused on the infrastructure grants awarded by The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), the biggest impact that BTOP grants could be in broadband adoption. There are a number of very exciting projects in this field, and several different models to increase digital literacy and interest in broadband.
With the U.S. unemployment rate at 9.4 percent this past December, many Americans continue to face a difficult economic outlook. For tens of millions, finding reliable, well-paying jobs is still an ongoing struggle. With limited job openings, the biggest hurdle is often knowing where to look -- and today that means going online.
On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States.
Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia met with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski this past Monday at a roundtable discussion about the state's broadband future.