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06/04/2013
Central Appalachia Regional Network to discuss broadband

The Charleston Daily Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Policymakers and experts are expected to discuss the state's need for affordable, quality broadband services during a Broadband Summit, sponsored by the Central Appalachia Regional Network Thursday at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

State Broadband Deployment Council chairman Judge Dan O'Hanlon, Edyael Casaperalta from the Center for Rural Strategies, city of Philippi broadband director Herb Smith, Broadband Director for the City of Philippi and state GIS coordinator Tony Simental are expected to make presentations at the free event.

CARN said the summit is an opportunity for broadband advocates, citizens and others from throughout the region to come together and build support for actions to improve broadband affordability and adoption in West Virginia and other rural states.

"West Virginia is in desperate need of a policy discussion as well as leadership from state policy makers on the continued development of broadband infrastructure," CARN member Paul Miller said.

The event, which is free to attend and open to the public, will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marriott. Attendees are asked to pre-register at www.CARNnet.org.
 

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