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News Story: 01/24/2016
Middle Mile Bill on broadband could become West Virginia's saving grace
January 24, 2016, The Register HeraldWest Virginia is the glorious state I call home. Much like many of the other West Virginia residents, I want to see the state grow and succeed. The lack of technology has been an enormous deterrent to the progress of West Virginia.West Virginia ranks 52nd in conn ... Read more


News Story: 11/13/2015
Ten reasons why WVa should build high speed broadband network
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Press Release: 08/03/2015
PSC Finds Frontier Breached Agreement with Citynet
Citynet Continues Its Efforts to Bring Choice into Rural West Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charleston, West Virginia, August 3, 2015 - The Public Service Commission of West Virginia entered a Recommended Decision finding that Frontier Communications breached an agreement between Front ... Read more


News Story: 03/23/2015
West Virginia Fiber Routes Investigated
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News Story: 02/23/2015
State Lawmaker Says Cable Company Blocking Broadband Legislation
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News Story: 02/23/2015
Lawmaker: West Virginia All But Controlled by Frontier
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News Story: 02/21/2015
Senate panel OKs bill to expand broadband
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News Story: 02/19/2015
Broadband bill passes committee
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News Story: 02/18/2015
WV Lawmaker Randy Smith accuses lawmakers of kowtowing to Frontier Communications
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News Story: 02/18/2015
Bill would have state provide middle-mile in broadband service
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News Story: 02/18/2015
Senate Committee Advances Bill to Expand Broadband Access
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News Story: 02/18/2015
W.Va. bill to build $78M rural broadband network advances
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette A West Virginia Senate committee advanced legislation Wednesday that aims to expand affordable high-speed Internet service to rural communities across the state. The bill (SB459) would authorize the construction of a state-owned 2,600-mile fiber netw ... Read more


News Story: 02/17/2015
House buckling to Frontier, Republican delegate alleges
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette A Republican lawmaker is accusing the GOP-controlled House of Delegates leadership of refusing to run any bills designed to improve high-speed Internet service because the legislation could harm Frontier Communications. In a press release posted to h ... Read more


News Story: 02/17/2015
WV Senator champions broadband access bill
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News Story: 01/15/2015
Obama Says Broadband is a Necessity
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News Story: 12/12/2014
Ed Tech Leaders Applaud FCC Decision to Increase Funding for Broadband by $1.5 Billion a Year
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News Story: 11/17/2014
As broadband council disbands, Internet in W.Va. remains poor
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette West Virginia’s only state-sponsored group that aims to expand high-speed Internet is set to disband on Dec. 31, but state lawmakers say much work remains to be done to improve broadband service across the state. At a joint House-Senate committ ... Read more


News Story: 10/06/2014
U.S. investigates W.Va. fiber cable project
By Eric Eyre, Staff writer, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Commerce Department’s inspector general has started an investigation into a $42 million fiber-optic cable network that Frontier Communications built with federal stimulus funds in West Virginia. ... Read more


News Story: 10/06/2014
PSC dismisses request for inquiry of Frontier’s Internet business
By Eric Eyre, Staff writer, The Charleston Gazette The West Virginia Public Service Commission has rejected Citynet’s request for a full-scale investigation into Frontier Communications’ business practices, instead referring the dispute over Internet service to a special judge. ... Read more


News Story: 09/21/2014
Frontier fiber route maps under dispute
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette Frontier Communications won’t give up detailed records of its fiber-optic cable routes in West Virginia to competitor Citynet, according to documents filed with the state Public Service Commission last week. Frontier asserts that the records in ... Read more


News Story: 09/03/2014
PSC staff starts inquiry into allegations against Frontier
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette The West Virginia Public Service Commission’s legal staff has started a preliminary investigation into allegations that Frontier Communications is trying to shut out competition for high-speed Internet in the state. The PSC review follows a com ... Read more


News Story: 08/25/2014
Bridgeport Council Gives Unanimous Thumbs Up to High Speed Internet Pilot Program
Shortly after Bridgeport Finance Director Monica Musgrave explained how much money was needed and ... Read more


News Story: 08/21/2014
House Speaker Miley Praises City's Internet Initiative; Says "Gigcity" Set for Discussion by Legislators at Next Week's Interims
House Speaker Tim Miley’s platform has many levels to it, but he’s quick to point out ... Read more


News Story: 08/20/2014
Bridgeport Hopes to Become State's 1st "Gigabit" City; Looking to Launch High Speed Internet Pilot Program
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News Story: 08/18/2014
Frontier wants Citynet complaint thrown out
By Eric Eyre Frontier Communications is asking the state Public Service Commission to dismiss a competitor’s complaint. Frontier refuted allegations that it has stifled competition among high-speed Internet carriers in West Virginia, and failed to keep promises to allow other comp ... Read more


News Story: 07/28/2014
Broadband council likely can’t pay for expansion
By Eric Eyre, Staff writer, The Charleston Gazette A project designed to create a state-owned fiber-optic network and bolster high-speed Internet service in Pocahontas and Randolph counties was in jeopardy late last week, after the West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council learned that it l ... Read more


News Story: 07/24/2014
Broadband panel eyes access to rural areas
By Pamela Pritt, The Register Herald The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council met far outside its typical Charleston venue Wednesday to hear issues about Internet speeds in some of the state’s most rural regions. During the business portion of the meeting, held at the Nation ... Read more


News Story: 07/23/2014
Citynet asks PSC to investigate Frontier over fiber network use
By Eric Eyre, Staff writer, The Charleston Gazette In an escalating feud between Internet providers, Citynet filed a formal complaint against Frontier Communications this week, alleging Frontier is stifling competition in West Virginia. Citynet said Frontier is refusing to honor a decad ... Read more


News Story: 07/23/2014
Frontier: $690K for competitor to duplicate broadband network 'not appropriate'
By Eric Eyre, Staff writer, The Charleston Gazette Over strong objections from Frontier Communications, a West Virginia state board plans to spend $690,000 to put fiber-optic cable in Randolph and Pocahontas counties, even though the project would duplicate an existing network owned by Front ... Read more


News Story: 06/30/2014
Citynet Pleased to Announce Chris Morris, Citynet VP of Business Development, Appointed to WV School Building Authority
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Press Release: 06/10/2014
Citynet Announces Partnership with Nimble Storage
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (June 10, 2014) – Citynet, West Virginia’s only wholly-West Virginia-owned telecommunications company and trusted provider of information technology services to organizations in the tri-state region, is excited to announce a new partnership with a leader in flash-opt ... Read more


News Story: 06/09/2014
W.Va. broadband council to fold Dec. 31
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette A governor-appointed council charged with expanding high-speed Internet in West Virginia will be disbanded at year’s end, after state lawmakers rejected the group’s request for additional funding. The Broadband Deployment Council wanted $ ... Read more


News Story: 05/08/2014
Preliminary Data: Broadband speeds in West Virginia steadily increasing
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News Story: 05/07/2014
West Virginia broadband customers see slower-than-advertised speeds
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News Story: 04/30/2014
Major Security Issue Announced for Popular Internet Explorer Web Browser
Microsoft & Department of Homeland Security Announce Major Security Flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) - Advise to Stop Using Internet Explorer Until Issue is Fixed Microsoft has announced a severe vulnerability in its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser that all ... Read more


News Story: 04/21/2014
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News Story: 04/09/2014
Citynet Safe from the "Heartbleed" Computer Bug
You’ve likely heard about the “Heartbleed Bug” in the news. It’s a computer bug that creates a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, which is used by roughly two-thirds of all web sites on the Internet. We here at Citynet want to ... Read more


News Story: 03/24/2014
Frontier expands Internet at Snowshoe
State broadband council gave another firm $700K to perform same service By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Frontier Communications recently completed a series of Internet upgrades at Snowshoe Mountain that allow the company to provide high-speed broadband service ... Read more


Newsletter: 03/17/2014
We're Lighting Up Snowshoe Resort with Fiber Broadband - And We're Hiring!
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News Story: 03/13/2014
Citynet Seeks to Improve Broadband Service at Snowshoe Mountain
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News Story: 03/12/2014
Snowshoe broadband plan gets $713K state grant
Panel rejects advice of its own consultants against project By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In a split vote, the West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council awarded a $713,000 grant Wednesday for a project that expands high-speed Internet to vacation homes and c ... Read more


Press Release: 03/05/2014
Citynet CEO talks broadband with county commission
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Press Release: 03/04/2014
Citynet Partners with Video Collaboration Leader, Blue Jeans Network
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Citynet is proud to announce a new partnership with Blue Jeans Network; the global leader in interoperable video collaboration services. The Blue Jeans Network and Citynet now offer a powerful new, cloud-based video collaboration solution that breaks down barriers to multi ... Read more


News Story: 02/26/2014
Committee formed to study broadband project
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Press Release: 02/25/2014
CITYNET Announces Partnership with Communications Accessories Leader Jabra
Bridgeport, W.Va., February 25, 2014: Citynet is pleased to announce its new partnership with communications accessories leader, Jabra. The two companies are committed to providing solutions for the growing need of Unified Communications (UC). & ... Read more


News Story: 02/12/2014
W.Va. Internet speeds well below state standards, survey shows
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Less than one of three West Virginians who took an online survey last year had an Internet speed that met the state's minimum standard for broadband service. The survey also showed customers in West Virginia's rural commu ... Read more


News Story: 02/05/2014
CITYNET Proud to Be a Part of Digital Learning Day in Classrooms Across West Virginia
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News Story: 01/28/2014
Dysfunctional West Virginia Returns Broadband Stimulus Funds
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News Story: 01/27/2014
More about the WV broadband issue in The Journal: Accountability: Legislators must restore public confidence
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News Story: 01/22/2014
$2.5M in W.Va. broadband stimulus funds likely headed back to feds
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia will likely have to return to the federal government about $2.5 million in stimulus funds left over from a statewide broadband expansion project plagued by allegations of mismanagement and reckless spending. "T ... Read more


News Story: 01/06/2014
Broadband project finances examined
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News Story: 01/06/2014
Debate continues on broadband costs
by Dave Boucher Daily Mail Capitol Bureau Chief CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State lawmakers still aren't satisfied with explanations from state officials and Frontier Communications about costs of a massive project aimed at increasing access to broadband Internet in West Virginia. State ... Read more


News Story: 01/04/2014
W.Va. at risk of losing $2.5M in stimulus funds, Citynet says
By Eric Eyre CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Citynet CEO Jim Martin urged West Virginia government officials this week not to surrender more than $2.5 million in leftover federal stimulus funds from a statewide high-speed Internet expansion project. Citynet hopes to use the federal funding -- alon ... Read more


News Story: 12/18/2013
State broadband access efforts still far from reaching goal...
By Jeremiah Sherlor, The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG — Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission announced it had set aside $22 million of their Connect America Fund for expanding broadband Internet access in rural parts of West Virginia. But even as the FCC&rsquo ... Read more


News Story: 12/12/2013
Auditing final part of broadband project could answer questions...
The Herald Dispatch West Virginia state audi­tors have delved into - and found problems with - two aspects of a $126.2 million project to expand availability of high-speed Internet in the state. Considering the continuing questions, charges and countercharges connected with the remaining ... Read more


News Story: 12/11/2013
All access?
Editorial, The Register-Herald As West Virginia works to get broadband Internet capability up every mountain and into every hollow in the state, some mighty big wrong turns have been taken. Probably the most glaring was the high speed router debacle. In 2010, the state received $24 mill ... Read more


News Story: 12/10/2013
Committee hears success stories about technology - CTO fields questions on state’s fiber-optic projects
CTO fields questions on state’s fiber-optic projects By Pam Pritt Register-Herald Reporter CHARLESTON — The governor’s chief technology officer’s report to the Joint Committee on Technology Tuesday during the Legislature’s interim sessions was full of success ... Read more


News Story: 12/10/2013
Cost, Access to Frontier Broadband Project Questioned
By Ashton Marra, WV Public Broadcasting The terms "router-gate" and "tower-gate" have been thrown around in committee meetings, in newspaper articles, on social media, to refer to what some are calling major mess ups by the previous and current administrations’ effo ... Read more


News Story: 12/10/2013
W.Va. lawmakers want to see broadband maps
by Dave Boucher, Daily Mail Capitol Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State lawmakers believe Frontier Communications or the state team in charge of implementing a heavily scrutinized massive federal grant won't disclose detailed maps that could show whether public money was spent efficientl ... Read more


News Story: 12/09/2013
Citynet Asks Lawmakers for Audit of Fiber Network
Frontier billed W.Va. nearly double what it should cost, competitor says By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Citynet CEO Jim Martin asked state lawmakers Monday to authorize a comprehensive audit of a $42 million fiber-optic cable network that Frontier Communications ... Read more


News Story: 12/02/2013
West Virginia Could Lose Federal Broadband Funds
by civsourceonline.com CivSource has been tracking West Virginia’s troubled broadband expansion project, which is once again in danger of losing federal ... Read more


News Story: 12/01/2013
West Virginia Could Lose Millions in Internet Funding
By The Associated Press, wsaz.com CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia could lose more than $2.5 million in federal funding that it received to expand high-speed Internet service statewide. The money is leftover from a $126.3 million stimulus grant awarded to the state in 2010. Any ex ... Read more


News Story: 11/30/2013
W.Va. at risk of losing $4.4M for broadband expansion
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia may have to return more than $2.5 million in leftover federal stimulus funds from a statewide high-speed Internet expansion project that has been plagued by allegations of mismanagement and reckless spending. The Na ... Read more


News Story: 11/25/2013
CityNet: Don't Pay Frontier Another Dime in WV Without Audit
by Karl Bode, Broadband DSLReports.com We've explored just how corrupt and dysfunctional West Virginia has been when it came to spending their $126.3 million in broadband stimulus funds. Local Charleston Gazette reporter Eric Eyre has been doing an absolutely fantastic job the last few y ... Read more


Press Release: 11/22/2013
CITYNET Named One of the Top-Performing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S. by Ingram Micro
World’s Largest Technology Distributor Recognizes CITYNET in Annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 List   Bridgeport, W. Va., Nov. 22, 2013 – CITYNET today announced it has been named to the Ingram Micro 2013 SMB 500. The list was revealed at Ingram Micro’s 2013 Fall SMB Invitati ... Read more


News Story: 10/17/2013
Citynet to build $13.5 million Internet upgrade
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Office of Technology plans to award an estimated $4 million in leftover federal stimulus funds to a Bridgeport telecommunications company that plans to upgrade West Virginia's Internet capacity. The excess funds will come from ... Read more


News Story: 09/26/2013
Citynet Announces Its Partnership in Education with Trinity Christian School
MORGANTOWN, W.Va - Citynet is proud to announce its involvement as a Partner in Education with Monongalia County’s Trinity Christian School. The Monongalia County Schools Partnerships in Education Program, established in 1986, links organizations with schools to share both human and ma ... Read more


News Story: 08/27/2013
Citynet Joins AT&T Partner Exchange as Platinum Solution Provider
Citynet to Provide Customized AT&T Solutions Citynet has joined the AT&T* Partner Exchange program as a Platinum Solution Provider and is now authorized to resell services from one of the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications. Bu ... Read more


News Story: 08/21/2013
$1.4M available for broadband projects
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- By the end of the year, the West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council plans to distribute $1.4 million in grants for projects that make high-speed Internet available to rural communities. The council also will award money for pr ... Read more


News Story: 08/19/2013
Back to School: Citynet Offers LiveGrades.com FREE to Any School
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News Story: 06/15/2013
Statewide broadband project's fiber costs escalate
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia is spending nearly three times more than it expected for every mile of fiber-optic cable being built as part of a statewide high-speed Internet expansion project funded by the federal stimulus, according to a report. ... Read more


Press Release: 06/14/2013
Citynet Expands Its Metro Ethernet Services to the Huntington Region
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Citynet is pleased to announce an expansion of its Metro Ethernet service to the Huntington, West Virginia market. This expansion addresses the increasing bandwidth needs of the city’s small to large businesses.  Metro Ethernet del ... Read more


News Story: 06/12/2013
Broadband panel's death knell could be just a click away
Governor-appointed group's request for more tax money met with cool reception By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A governor-appointed group charged with expanding high-speed Internet in West Virginia could be disbanded next year unless it secures additional fundi ... Read more


News Story: 06/04/2013
Non-Profit Group to Host Summit on Rural Broadband
Event scheduled after Tomblin officials canceled previously scheduled conference By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A nonprofit group will host a statewide broadband summit on Thursday, after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's administration canceled plans for a similar ... Read more


News Story: 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. ... Read more


News Story: 05/27/2013
Tomblin's office shut down broadband audit
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A consulting firm hired by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's administration started an audit of the state's use of $126.3 million in stimulus funds to expand high-speed Internet, but the governor's office abruptly stopped the review ... Read more


News Story: 05/08/2013
Lifeline customers eligible for broadband discount
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV Lifeline-eligible customers in eight West Virginia counties served by Frontier Communications can subscribe to broadband service for discounted rates through a limited-time Federal Communications Commission (FCC) pilot program. The FCC's Lifeline ... Read more


News Story: 05/07/2013
Broadband audit to probe communication towers
Office previously found wasted spending on Internet routers By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Legislative Auditor's Office has widened its review of the state's use of $126.3 million in federal stimulus funds to expand high-speed Interne ... Read more


News Story: 05/07/2013
Rural, municipal broadband providers see gains
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News Story: 04/27/2013
W.Va. broadband project nearly finished
$43M of $126.3M in federal stimulus money remains unspent By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A $126.3 million federal stimulus project designed to expand high-speed Internet across West Virginia is nearly finished, but more than $43.3 million remains unspent, acco ... Read more


News Story: 04/23/2013
Progress slow, steady in struggling W.Va. county
Associated Press, The Exponent Telegram Supporters of the Reconnecting McDowell initiative say they expect a $9.7 million investment in new Internet connections to eventually pay dividends in the struggling school system. Organizers of the public-private partnership to improve life in o ... Read more


News Story: 04/17/2013
State broadband availability sparse along county borders
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- If high-speed Internet service isn't available in your West Virginia community, chances are you live along the border of two rural counties, the state Broadband Deployment Council learned Wednesday. Frontier Communications recently repo ... Read more


News Story: 04/16/2013
Broadband council forbidden to talk about project
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council members want to talk about the biggest broadband development project in state history, but the governor's office won't allow it. Last week, council member Lee Fisher asked whethe ... Read more


News Story: 04/10/2013
Senate prioritizes Internet access over speed
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginians with no Internet service would receive priority over broadband customers who want faster speeds, according to a bill revised in the Senate Wednesday. Frontier Communications, the state's largest broadband prov ... Read more


News Story: 04/10/2013
Senate debates broadband bill
by Zack Harold, The Charleston Daily Mail Worried about the quality of Internet access in Possum Hollow, state senators on Wednesday voted to amend a House bill meant to require West Virginia’s minimum broadband internet speeds match the Federal Communication Commission’s standar ... Read more


News Story: 04/10/2013
Amendment would direct broadband funds to high need areas
by Zack Harold, Capitol Reporter, The Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Concerned about the quality of Internet access in Possum Hollow, state senators on Wednesday voted to amend a House bill meant to increase broadband speed in the state. The original legislation, House Bill ... Read more


News Story: 04/10/2013
WV Senate is poised to vote on broadband access Thursday
By Ann Ali, Senior Political Reporter, The State Journal A session that so far had not generated much heavy debate saw a little heat April 10 on the Senate floor. Debate about House Bill 2979, which would extend the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council's broadba ... Read more


News Story: 04/09/2013
Revised bill would speed up Internet
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia plans to follow the lead of the federal government when it comes to setting acceptable Internet speeds. State lawmakers have revised a bill intended to bring faster Internet service to rural communities across West ... Read more


News Story: 04/02/2013
House passes bill to increase Internet speeds
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A bill designed to bring faster Internet service to rural communities in West Virginia cleared the House of Delegates Tuesday. House members voted 88-11 to approve legislation (HB2979) that would raise the state's minimum acc ... Read more


News Story: 03/21/2013
Group aims to expand broadband Internet
By WARREN SCOTT, The Herald-Star WEIRTON - A committee of the Brooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council is working to extend higher speed Internet service to rural and other underserved areas of the two counties and needs the public's input to do it. Members of the co ... Read more


News Story: 03/21/2013
Consultant says state broadband project created 'monopoly' for Frontier
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia government officials used tens of millions of dollars in federal stimulus funds to help Frontier Communications build a fragmented high-speed Internet network across the state that solely benefits Frontier, according to ... Read more


News Story: 03/21/2013
Officials release consultant's broadband report
by Dave Boucher, Daily Mail Capitol Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State government officials at first declined to release a consultant's report on West Virginia's massive broadband Internet expansion project, but now they have decided to make the report public. The document was ... Read more


News Story: 03/13/2013
Fiber line maps at heart of broadband squabble
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia has used tens of millions of dollars in federal stimulus money to pay Frontier Communications to install more than 500 miles of high-speed fiber cable to public buildings. Now, Frontier's competitors want detail ... Read more


Press Release: 03/04/2013
Citynet Achieves Advanced Unified Computing Technology Specialization from Cisco
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (March 4, 2013) – Citynet announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Unified Computing Technology Specialization from Cisco. This specialization recognizes Citynet for fulfilling the role-based training requirements to sell, design and deploy Cisco® Unified Comp ... Read more


News Story: 03/04/2013
Progress on router-gate
By Hoppy Kercheval in Hoppy's Commentary, WVMetroNews.com Last week, Governor Tomblin’s chief of staff, Rob Alsop, announced on Metronews Talkline that the state had worked out a deal with Cisco on the Internet router mess. Cisco has agreed to, as Alsop put it, “fix what ... Read more


News Story: 03/01/2013
After A Brouhaha in West Virginia, Cisco Promises To Refund Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Routers
By Julie Bort, Business Insider The home state of Cisco CEO John Chambers, West Virginia, has been embroiled in an ugly controversy over a $24 million contract with Cisco. Fortunately, Cisco has promised to step up and correc ... Read more


News Story: 03/01/2013
Frontier says Internet speed change could block service to 85K homes
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Frontier Communications plans to fight a plan to increase minimum acceptable Internet broadband speeds under West Virginia law, saying the change could stifle service to homes in rural areas. By a 5-4 vote Friday, the state Broad ... Read more


News Story: 02/28/2013
Tomblin's office to examine Internet router sites
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin directed state officials Thursday to reconsider where they've installed hundreds of high-capacity Internet routers paid for with $24 million in federal stimulus funds. The directive follows a series of G ... Read more


News Story: 02/11/2013
Audit slams router purchases
By Hoppy Kercheval in Hoppy's Commentary | February 11, 2013 We don't expect the government to be perfect or even terribly efficient, at least by private sector standards, but it should at least perform due diligence when spending taxpayer dollars. However, a just-released repor ... Read more


News Story: 02/10/2013
Legislative auditors slam $24M router deal; millions could have been used to expand network, report says
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state of West Virginia improperly purchased hundreds of oversized routers, wasting at least $7.9 million in federal stimulus funds that could have been spent to expand high-speed Internet, according to an audit released Sunday. ... Read more


News Story: 02/05/2013
W.Va. a broadband 'overachiever'
Spread of high-speed Internet is fastest in U.S. By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia ranks 35th in the nation for high-speed Internet service, but the state is moving faster to increase broadband availability than anywhere else, according to a new stu ... Read more


News Story: 01/21/2013
State authority OKs $7M loan for Citynet expansion
By The Associated Press, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Economic Development Authority has approved a $7 million loan to help Citynet expand its fiber-based telecommunications network. The low-interest loan will help pay for constructing 130 miles of fiber ... Read more


News Story: 01/18/2013
Citynet receives $7 million state loan
Charleston Daily Mail A $7 million loan to help Citynet expand its fiber-based telecommunications network received final approval from the West Virginia Economic Development Authority. The low-interest loan will help Citynet build 130 miles of fiber and interconnect its telecommunicatio ... Read more


News Story: 01/18/2013
FCC Takes Heat For New Broadband Subsidy Plans As Agency Tries to Give Away $185 Million
by Karl Bod, DSLReports.com The FCC still has around $185 million out of the $300 broadband funds available from phase one of their Connect America Fund. As we've been noting, Frontier signed up quickly for the funds, agreeing to take Read more


News Story: 01/11/2013
West Virginia Still Coming Up Short on Broadband
By Bailey McCann, http://governingpeople.com State officials in West Virginia yesterday presented a letter to state lawmakers indicating that despite multiple investigations and plan revisions of its broadband plan, broadband access is still available at fewer anchor institutions than origin ... Read more


News Story: 01/07/2013
$126M broadband project a 'train wreck,' delegate says
By Eric Eyre, Sunday Gazette Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Homeland Security Director Jimmy Gianato told state lawmakers Monday that a former U.S. Commerce secretary called the state's $126.3 million plan to expand high-speed Internet "one of the best written proposals in ... Read more


News Story: 01/07/2013
West Virginia's Broadband Fiasco Continues; Half Promised Fiber Won't Get It
By Phillip Damplier, stopthecap.com Eric Eyre’s watchdog reporting in the Charleston Gazette over how the state’s $100+ million broadband grant has been spent has triggered a federal and state investigation. Another round of miscalculations by project managers overs ... Read more


News Story: 01/07/2013
Lawmakers hear more broadband grant details
By Ann Ali, Senior Political Reporter, The State Journal Gale Given, the state's chief technology officer, has had a lot of explaining to do lately. Given had penned a 16-point response to questions lawmakers posed during previous interim committee meetings about the state's bro ... Read more


News Story: 01/06/2013
State broadband effort narrowed
Nearly half of W.Va. facilities won't get new fiber; Sites scheduled to receive routers only with federal stimulus funds By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A $126.3 million federal stimulus project was intended to bring high-speed fiber-optic Internet connecti ... Read more


News Story: 12/21/2012
News: Citynet Eyes Fiber-to-Customer Network
by George Hohmann, Daily Mail Business Editor Citynet, a Bridgeport-based telecommunications provider with offices in Morgantown and Charleston, has received preliminary approval for a $7 million loan from the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to help finance construction of a fib ... Read more


News Story: 12/20/2012
Citynet already placing fiber-optic networks
Internet service provider gets preliminary OK for $7M loan By Megan Workman, The Sunday Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Citynet has already started to install fiber-optic networks in West Virginia as part of the Internet service provider's plan to bring faster broadband services to the ... Read more


News Story: 12/13/2012
Investigation Begins Into West Virginia's Broadband Incompetence
Overpriced Routers, Overpaid Consultants, Verizon's Fingerprints by Karl Bode, dslreports.com West Virginia is one of the worst connected states in the nation, something that was supposed to be helped by a $126.3-million federal stimulus grant intended to improve state broadband. In ... Read more


News Story: 12/13/2012
Broadband development council criticized
Promotion projects denied funding By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council's refusal to award grant money to projects that encourage rural residents to subscribe to high-speed Internet is a "profound disappointment ... Read more


News Story: 12/12/2012
Council awards $2 million for broadband projects
by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- About 2,300 West Virginians are expected to subscribe to high-speed Internet service for the first time, after a state board awarded $2.05 million to companies that plan to build wireless towers and serve new customers in rural areas. ... Read more


News Story: 12/11/2012
Legislative auditor seeks details on $24M router buy
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Legislative Auditor wants to know who signed off on the state's decision to buy $24 million in Internet routers with federal stimulus funds and how the purchase benefited taxpayers. Legislative Auditor Aaron ... Read more


News Story: 12/09/2012
Libraries can't use stimulus-funded fiber network
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CLAY, W.Va. -- Librarian Sheila Thorne wishes the 10 computers at the Clay County Public Library wouldn't bog down during busy afternoons, but it's not like the slow Internet speeds can be blamed on a shortage of new technology. There's a ... Read more


News Story: 12/09/2012
System Reboot
Broadband mistakes have been at taxpayers' expense journal-news.net Just as millions of taxpayers' dollars were set to be handed out to provide broadband Internet service to some areas of West Virginia, it came to light that several of them already have it or may soon, without g ... Read more


News Story: 12/05/2012
Superstorm Sandy damage may push back statewide broadband project deadline
By Eric Eyre CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Superstorm Sandy caused "significant damage" to a new fiber-optic Internet network being built in West Virginia with $126.3 million in federal stimulus funds, according to a letter released by the state Office of Technology on Wednesday. The d ... Read more


News Story: 12/03/2012
Frontier Questions Broadband Grants
Deployment Council set to distribute millions next week by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia's largest Internet provider is questioning whether the state Broadband Deployment Council should distribute $3.15 million in grants next week to make broad ... Read more


News Story: 11/26/2012
West Va. Internet consultant paid $512k in federal stimulus funds
Broadband stimulus money enriches consultants; Mountain State stays unwired. by Joe Mullin - Nov 26 2012, 7:25pm EST Earlier this year, reports emerged that West Virginia had become the home of the $22,000 router. Using federal stimulus money, state officials decided to install more tha ... Read more


News Story: 11/26/2012
Verizon Still Screwing West Virginia, Even After Leaving State
New Report: Verizon Billing Out Broadband 'Consultants' at $500k by Karl Bode Monday 26-Nov-2012 West Virginia is once again facing criticism for broadband stimulus spending after a new report highlighted that the state has paid broadband "consultants" millions of dollars ... Read more


News Story: 10/29/2012
Citynet's Experts Prepared to Address Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
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Press Release: 10/24/2012
Citynet Announces Larry Lambert as Account Executive
 

Citynet is pleased to announce Larry Lambert as a new Account Executive for Citynet's Charleston, Huntington and southern West Virginia territory.

 

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News Story: 10/23/2012
Telepresence: It's All About Working Smarter
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News Story: 10/11/2012
Telecoms vie for $9M in broadband stimulus funds
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With $9 million left over from a $126.3 million federal stimulus grant, West Virginia technology officials are reviewing seven proposals to spend the money, including a $1.1 million project to buy a tour bus that would travel the stat ... Read more


Audio/Video: 09/23/2012
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Press Release: 09/17/2012
Zech Beard Joins Citynet as Account Executive

Citynet is pleased to announce Zech Beard as a new Account Executive with Citynet. 
 
Zech comes to Citynet after nearly a decade working in Information Technology, much of it in t ... Read more

News Story: 09/05/2012
Chris Walters:Taxpayers' money wasted
By Chris Walters, Op-Ed Commentary, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In the past few months we have learned from Gazette statehouse reporter Eric Eyre that West Virginia is squandering its $126 million dollar federal stimulus grant for broadband deployment. At the same time, we are ... Read more


Press Release: 09/01/2012
Citynet's Jamie Summerlin Moves Into Account Executive Position
Citynet is pleased to announce Jamie Summerlin as a new Account Executive for Citynet's North Central West Virginia territory. Prior to this new position, Jamie worked as a Field Technician as part of the Field Services team at Citynet. Before joining Citynet, Jamie worked as an IT Manager wi ... Read more


News Story: 09/01/2012
Son paid via funds homeland security chief administers
State OK'd arrangement, Gianato says by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 25-year-old son of West Virginia homeland security director Jimmy Gianato is being paid through a $126.3 million federal stimulus grant that Gianato oversees. In October, Adam Giana ... Read more


News Story: 08/26/2012
State bought $24 million in routers with contract typically used for routine purchases
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia bought more than 1,000 Internet routers for $24 million under a contract that state agencies typically use for routine and repetitive purchases. The $24 million router purchase was 480 times higher than the average t ... Read more


News Story: 08/23/2012
Much of W.Va. lacks high-speed Internet access
The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Federal Communications Commission report shows West Virginia has the highest percentage of residents in the nation without high-speed Internet, but state and company officials say the report is based on old data. About 845,000 West Vir ... Read more


News Story: 08/22/2012
Report: Nearly half of West Virginians don't have high-speed Internet
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia ranks first in the nation for people without high-speed Internet, according to a new federal report. About 845,000 West Virginians -- or 46 percent of the state's residents -- don't have access to broadband I ... Read more


News Story: 08/20/2012
Router bidding procedures questioned
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Office of Technology followed "normal procedures" when it solicited bids and purchased more than 1,000 "enterprise-class" Internet routers, state Homeland Security Director Jimmy Gianato told state ... Read more


News Story: 08/15/2012
Applicants sought for broadband grants
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council has started accepting applications for $4 million in funding designed to spread high-speed Internet to rural areas. Applicants have until Sept. 14 to submit proposals. The council pla ... Read more


News Story: 08/07/2012
Legislative auditor starts inquiry into $24M router purchase
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Legislative Auditor's office is examining the state's $24 million purchase of more than 1,000 "enterprise-class" Internet routers. In a recent letter, state Legislative Auditor Aaron Allred ask ... Read more


Press Release: 07/30/2012
Citynet Achieves Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization from Cisco®
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - To support the expanding role of collaboration solutions that leverage the intelligence of the network, Citynet announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization from Cisco. This specialization recognizes Citynet as having fulfilled th ... Read more


News Story: 07/25/2012
Estimated $9 million will be left in broadband expansion budget
By Alison Matas, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- There's going to be $9 million left over in the state's $126.3 million broadband expansion budget after all the expenses to date are accounted for, a member of the grant implementation team estimated Wednesday. Duri ... Read more


News Story: 07/20/2012
US Inspector General audits West Virginia broadband spending
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News Story: 07/18/2012
Feds begin probe into stimulus spending
By Eric Eyre, The Chalreston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The U.S. Department of Commerce inspector general has started an investigation into West Virginia's use of $126.3 million in federal stimulus funds to expand high-speed Internet. The Office of Inspector General plans to de ... Read more


News Story: 07/11/2012
W.Va. officials defend stimulus broadband spending
by The Associated Press, The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia bought more than 1,000 expensive Internet routers with federal stimulus funds as part of an ambitious plan to create a long-lasting, high-capacity broadband network throughout the state, the official overseei ... Read more


Press Release: 06/29/2012
Citynet Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider Partner
Cisco Recognizes Citynet for meeting all ATP program requirements and criteria Citynet announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This elite designation is invitation-only and recognizes Citynet as having fulfilled ... Read more


News Story: 06/27/2012
W.Va. to disclose unspent funds from stimulus broadband project
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In the next week or two, West Virginia officials will determine how much money will be left over from a $126.3 million federal stimulus grant to expand high-speed Internet across the state, Broadband Deployment Council members learned ... Read more


News Story: 06/23/2012
Planning agencies refuse to use expensive Internet routers
Chris Dorst West Virginia agencies are refusing to use Internet routers, such as this one stored for months at the Region 2 Planning and Development Council in Huntington, and hook up to ... Read more


News Story: 06/15/2012
Congressmen seek probe of W.Va. broadband spending
Associated Press, Marietta Times CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Republican congressmen are questioning West Virginia's use of federal stimulus funds to install high-powered Internet computer routers in rural schools, small libraries and health clinics. The routers, which cost ... Read more


News Story: 06/13/2012
U.S. House committee wants inquiry into routers
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives asked the inspector general to investigate West Virginia's use of $24 million in federal stimulus funds to purchase oversized Internet routers. U.S. Reps. Greg Walden of Oregon ... Read more


News Story: 05/17/2012
Obama administration official defends $24M state router purchase
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Obama administration's telecommunications chief has praised West Virginia officials for their decision to spend $24 million in federal stimulus money to buy oversized Internet routers. The state is installing the routers ... Read more


News Story: 05/16/2012
State council asks firms to reveal broadband expansion plans
Group plans to distribute $4M in December By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Broadband Deployment Council is asking telecommunication companies to disclose their specific plans for expanding high-speed Internet in West Virginia. The council hopes ... Read more


News Story: 05/14/2012
Broadband consultant invoice rejected
By Eric Eyre, The Clareston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The State Auditor's Office has rejected a $62,500 bill from a Fairfax, Va.-based consulting firm hired to advise state Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on the state's use of $126.3 million in federal ... Read more


News Story: 05/07/2012
Firm to audit W.Va. broadband stimulus spending
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A consulting firm has been tapped to review how state officials are spending more than $126 million in federal economic stimulus funds to expand high-speed Internet in West Virginia, state Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette said Mon ... Read more


News Story: 05/06/2012
Internet routers have sat unused for nearly two years
Chip Ellis John Dunlap and Diane Holley-Brown inspect routers stored on the 10th floor of Building 5 at the state Capitol Complex. The West Virginia Office of Technology has 234 boxed routers ... Read more


News Story: 05/05/2012
State paid $22K each for Internet routers
Chip Ellis The four computers at the Hurricane branch of Putnam County Libraries are connected to a new, high-end router, which is still hooked up to an old copper-wire line while awaiting a ... Read more


Press Release: 04/30/2012
Citynet-Built WDTV.com Web Site Wins TV Web Site of the Year from West Virginia Broadcasters Association
Designed by Susan Zorn of WDTV and built by our very own Joe Wolford, WDTV.com has won the WV Broadcasters Association's TV Web Site of the Year award! When Susan Zorn, Art Director for WDTV in Bridgeport, West Virginia started designing a new web site for her television station, she kne ... Read more


Press Release: 04/24/2012
Citynet's Steve Thompson Promoted to Team Leader - Citynet Sales Support
Citynet is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Thompson to Team Leader of the Citynet Sales Support Department. Steve joined Citynet in 2004 as a member of our Technical Support Team.   He was later promoted to Call Center Supervisor, and, in 2006,  joined our  Sale ... Read more


News Story: 03/23/2012
Citynet's Jamie Summerlin to Kick-Off 3,400 Mile Run to Benefit Wounded Veterans
On Monday, March 26, 2012, Jamie Summerlin, Citynet Field Technician, will embark on what he says will be the toughest journey of his life, a 100 day, 3,400 mile run across the United States of America, in support of the Wounded Warrior Project and other Veteran's organizations.  All of ... Read more


News Story: 03/14/2012
Schools' high-speed installation going slo-mo
By Amy Julia Harris, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A $126.3 million federal stimulus grant to provide high-speed Internet to hundreds of schools and other public facilities throughout West Virginia is far behind the timeline state education officials had envisioned and is hi ... Read more


Press Release: 03/06/2012
Citynet's Phil Nine, Field Services Engineer, Achieves VMware Certified Professional Accreditation
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Citynet is proud to announce that Phil Nine, Citynet Field Services Engineer, has achieved VMware VCP Certification. This world-class certification is designed to validate and recognize IT professionals with the technical capabilities and real-world experience needed to e ... Read more


News Story: 02/29/2012
Bill has Internet service providers at odds
by Ry Rivard Daily Mail Capitol Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A bill aimed to expand the availability of high-speed Internet access in West Virginia has Citynet and Frontier again at odds, with unions and rural lawmakers also taking sides in the skirmish. The bill, backed by Citynet, wou ... Read more


Press Release: 01/06/2012
Citynet Announces J.D. Morris, Field Services Engineer, Achieves Cisco CCNP Voice Certification
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Citynet is proud to announce that J.D. Morris, Citynet Field Services Engineer, has achieved Cisco CCNP Voice Certification. This certification officially validates the skills of Cisco Voice and Unified Communications IT professionals. The Ci ... Read more


News Story: 11/28/2011
The New Cisco Cius - Available Now from Citynet!
Redefine the Way You Work! Help your employees stay connected to their work, increase productivity, and reduce costs. The innovative Cisco Cius is an ultra-portable, mobile collaboration enterprise tablet that offers access to essential business applications and technologies. The Cisc ... Read more


Press Release: 10/03/2011
Citynet Announces the Appointment of Chris Morris as Vice-President of Business Development & External Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2011 Contact: Kristen Heiser, Citynet Director of Marketing & Communication 304.848.6224 or kristen.heiser@citynet.net "I am ecstatic that Chris Morris has agreed to join Citynet as Vice President, Business Develop ... Read more


Press Release: 09/01/2011
Citynet Announces New vIP Service
Citynet vIP: Affordable, Professional-Grade Phone System & Bandwidth for Small Businesses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2011 Contact: Kristen Heiser, Citynet Director of Marketing & Communication 304.848.6224 or kristen.heiser@citynet.netRead more


Press Release: 07/29/2011
Citynet's LiveGrades.com Goes to the Head of the Class!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2011 Contact: Kristen Heiser, Citynet Director of Marketing & Communication 304.848.6224 or kristen.heiser@citynet.net Read more


Press Release: 07/18/2011
Citynet Annouces State-of-the-Art Technology Partnership with the Weirton Area Port Authority; "Middle Mile" Work to Benefit Much of Northern West Virginia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2011 Contact: Kristen Heiser, Citynet Director of Marketing & Communication 304.848.6224 or kristen.heiser@citynet.net BRIDGEPO ... Read more


News Story: 07/13/2011
State could have up to $40 million in unspent broadband stimulus funds
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A federal stimulus project to expand high-speed Internet in West Virginia could wind up with $30 million to $40 million in unspent grant funds. After receiving a $126 million federal stimulus grant last year, the state announced plans to ... Read more


Press Release: 06/16/2011
Citynet Commercial Nominated for Emmy® Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2011 Contact: Kristen Heiser, Citynet Director of Marketing & Communication 304.848.6224 or kristen.heiser@citynet.net   BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -  Citynet's latest TV commercial, titled " ... Read more


News Story: 06/16/2011
WV Broadband Deployment Council Addresses Grant Process
by The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A group tasked with distributing $4.4 million in broadband grant money set aside more than three years ago by the Legislature hopes to start distributing the funds next May. The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council expects to draw up emergency r ... Read more


News Story: 06/15/2011
Council plans to distribute $4.4 million in broadband grants next year
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Broadband Deployment Council plans to distribute $4.4 million to extend high-speed Internet service to rural communities across West Virginia, starting next May. The Broadband Council expects to accept applications for the gra ... Read more


News Story: 05/19/2011
Survey shows lots left to do on broadband front
George Hohmann Daily Mail Business Editor A survey of state economic development professionals commissioned by Citynet shed some light on how important broadband is for business recruitment and retention. One survey question was, "Have you ever lost a business prospect in part due to lack ... Read more


News Story: 05/18/2011
Poll Shows Broadband Important for Drawing Jobs
by George Hohmann Daily Mail Business Editor CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new poll shows that on a 10-point scale, economic development professionals across the state rate broadband as slightly more important in attracting high-paying jobs than sewer and water infrastructure or road improvements. The ... Read more


News Story: 05/17/2011
Broadband crucial to W.Va. economic development, survey finds
By Eric Eyre The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- County economic development officials rate broadband Internet service as more important than road improvements, and water and sewer system infrastructure, when trying to persuade companies to locate and create jobs in West Virginia, accor ... Read more


News Story: 04/20/2011
Local Resident Takes on Rural Broadband
Man brings broadband network to rural Virginia by George Hohmann Daily Mail Business Editor APPOMATTOX, Va. - APPOMATTOX, Va. - Just like many rural West Virginians, some residents outside this Civil War-era community are desperate for access to high-speed Internet. Enter Dennis Hunt, a feis ... Read more


News Story: 04/18/2011
Work @ Citynet
Working here at Citynet is not just a job…it's a career. We are currently looking for a few positions, including an Operations Technician, Network Engineer, Network Technician and a Technical Support/Customer Service  Representative…learn more by visiting Read more


Press Release: 04/07/2011
Citynet Announces its Keystone Sponsorship of the Cranium Crawl 5K Walk & Run
 4/7/11 - Citynet is proud to partner with the Brain Injury Association of West Virginia, Inc. and the HealthSouth Mountainview Regional Rehabilitation Hospital as a keystone sponsor of the Cranium Crawl 5K Walk & Run occurring this year on April 16, 2011 in Morgantown. Each y ... Read more


News Story: 01/15/2011
Jim Martin: Grant for broadband is road to prosperity, but state must allow equal access
Op-Ed, The Charleston Gazette (01/15/11) Golden opportunities don't come knocking every day. When they do, prudent business and government leaders swing the door open - wide. West Virginia has such an opportunity in a $126 million grant received by the state through the American Recovery and ... Read more


News Story: 01/07/2011
Citynet Leaders Cite VA Example
By George Hohmann, The Charleston Daily Mail (1/7/2011) The leaders of Citynet, who believe West Virginia is deploying broadband the wrong way, say a Virginia nonprofit is doing it right. Citynet president and chief executive officer Jim Martin has brought Tad Deriso to Charleston for several ... Read more


News Story: 01/07/2011
Citynet Pitches Southern Virginia Broadband Model
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette (1/7/2011) Citynet executives urged West Virginia business leaders and government officials Thursday to establish a statewide high-speed Internet expansion plan modeled after a Southern Virginia broadband network that has fostered competition and created jobs. ... Read more


News Story: 12/15/2010
Frontier, Citynet Face Off Over Broadband Grant
by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette (12/15/2011) Frontier Communications and Citynet executives squared off in a contentious debate Wednesday over the state's use of $126.3 million in stimulus funds to expand high-speed Internet across West Virginia. Amid a flurry of testy exchanges, Frontie ... Read more


News Story: 12/06/2010
Broadband Grant Findings 'flawed,' Citynet President Says
by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette. (12/5/2010) A federal agency's recent review of the state's use of a $126 million grant to expand high-speed Internet in West Virginia was "cursory at best and not conducted in a credible manner," Citynet President Jim Martin said Monday. Last w ... Read more


News Story: 12/01/2010
Federal Agency Reaffirms Broadband Project Support
by George Hohmann, The Charleston Daily Mail, (12/01/10) The federal agency that oversees the $126 million broadband grant to West Virginia has reaffirmed its support of the state's project, a development hailed by acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. In a Nov. 30 letter Anthony Wilhelm, the direct ... Read more


News Story: 11/19/2010
State’s New Position Vindicates Citynet
Broadband Project Would Do Less than Previously Stated. Broadband Project Would Do Less than Previously Stated BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Jim Martin, president and chief executive officer of Citynet, has sent a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration alerting feder ... Read more


News Story: 11/18/2010
Scope of Broadband Project Clarified
by George Hohmann, The Charleston Daily Mail. (11/18/2010) It has become clear that a $126 million federal stimulus grant to the state is not specifically designed to make broadband available to 700,000 residents and 100,000 businesses, but is instead aimed at connecting about 1,500 institutions ... Read more


News Story: 11/17/2010
West Virginia Broadband Council to Hear Broadband Grant Dispute on December 15th, 2010
by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette (1/17/2010). Citynet President Jim Martin urged West Virginia Broadband Council members Wednesday to scrutinize and suspend a $126.3 million federal stimulus grant being used to expand high-speed Internet across the state. "This state is making a huge ... Read more


News Story: 11/17/2010
Citynet Renews Attack on Broadband Plan
by George Hohmann, The Charleston Daily Mail (11/17/2011). An outspoken critic of the state's $126 million broadband plan hurled a new salvo against it on the eve of a meeting of the West Virginia Broadband Council. Jim Martin, Citynet's president and CEO, released an in-depth report on Tues ... Read more


Audio/Video: 11/16/2010
Citynet is the only one still standing in WV
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News Story: 11/16/2010
Citynet: State Wasting Internet Funding, Favoring Frontier
by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette. (11/16/2010) With $126 million in federal stimulus funds in hand, state officials are buying expensive equipment that many public agencies in West Virginia don't need and allowing Frontier Communications to build a high-speed Internet network that shuts out c ... Read more


Audio/Video: 11/16/2010
Connect the Dots
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Audio/Video: 11/16/2010
We Know
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Audio/Video: 11/16/2010
Citynet: West Virginia Owned
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News Story: 10/28/2010
Rockefeller Dismisses Citynet's Objections to Broadband Plan
By George Hohmann, The Charleston Daily Mail, (10/28/2010) Sen. Jay Rockefeller has dismissed Citynet's objections to the way the state plans to spend a $126 million federal grant to build broadband infrastructure. Jim Martin, Citynet's president and chief executive officer, said he's disappo ... Read more


News Story: 10/25/2010
Citynet Ads Blast State's Broadband Plans
by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette (10/25/2010). Citynet has started an advertising blitz to explain the company's opposition to the state's use of $126 million in federal stimulus funds to expand high-speed Internet in West Virginia. Citynet has asked federal officials to suspend the broad ... Read more


News Story: 10/18/2010
Citynet Says Goes Deliberately Canceled Broadband Meetings
by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette (10/18/2010). Citynet President Jim Martin alleged Monday that West Virginia Commerce Secretary Kelley Goes has cancelled state Broadband Deployment Council meetings to avoid having to face fellow board members and answer "difficult" questions about ... Read more


Press Release: 10/13/2010
Citynet Calls for Federal Government to Suspend Broadband Grant Funding
 Citynet Calls for Federal Government to Suspend Broadband Grant Funding ... Read more


News Story: 10/13/2010
Citynet Asks Feds to Suspend $126M Stimulus Grant for W.Va. Broadband Expansion
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette (10/13/2010). Citynet CEO Jim Martin urged federal officials Wednesday to suspend a $126 million economic stimulus grant that Gov. Joe Manchin's office is spending to expand high-speed Internet across West Virginia. Martin alleged a "breakdown of Wes ... Read more


News Story: 09/30/2010
Manchin Defends Broadband Plan
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette (09/30/2010). Gov. Joe Manchin's office has notified federal officials that its plan to build a high-speed Internet network in West Virginia "is in full compliance" with a $126 million stimulus grant being used to pay for the project. The governo ... Read more


News Story: 09/29/2010
Citynet combs through $126M grant records
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette (09/29/2010). Citynet executives inspected thousands of pages of documents at the state Department of Commerce Wednesday as part of the company's inquiry into the use of a $126 million federal stimulus grant to expand high-speed Internet across West Virginia. ... Read more


News Story: 09/15/2010
Internet Provider Blasts Broadband Grant
by George Hohmann, The Charleston Daily Mail, (9/15/2010) The chief executive officer of Citynet has asked the federal government to suspend a $126.4 million grant to the state for broadband deployment, claiming the state's plan is a "complete waste of taxpayer money." Citynet's Jim ... Read more


News Story: 06/08/2010
Statewide Broadband Project About to Kick Off
By Kate Long, The Charleston Gazette, (6/8/2010) Within weeks, the first West Virginia county will be wired with fiber optic cable for the new statewide broadband network, Commerce Secretary Kelly Goes said Tuesday. "After we get the system working smoothly in that first county, we're g ... Read more


Press Release: 03/01/2010
Citynet Announces Appointment of Tim Thompson as Account Manager
Frank Boscarillo, COO of Citynet, is proud to announce the appointment of Tim Thompson to the position of Account Manager, effective March 1, 2010.. Bridgeport, WV: Frank Boscarillo, COO of Citynet, is proud to announce the appointment of Tim Thompson to the position of Account Manager, effective Ma ... Read more


News Story: 02/19/2010
WBOY-TV Showcases Citynet’s Winning of the International Service Excellence Award
WBOY-TV Showcases Citynet’s Winning of the International Service Excellence Award. WBOY.com
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Press Release: 02/01/2010
Citynet Announces Scholarship to California University of Pennsylvania
Citynet is proud to award its first scholarship to a well-deserving student at California University of Pennsylvania (CALU); Jesse Josephic.. Citynet is proud to award its first scholarship to a well-deserving student at California University of Pennsylvania (CALU); Jesse Josephic.Through Citynet's ... Read more


Press Release: 12/20/2009
Citynet Wins Prestigious Customer Service Award
The International Council of Customer Service Organizations, via The Customer Service Institute of American, has notified Citynet that it is the recipient of the 2009 International Service Excellence Award in the Small Business category.. Bridgeport, WV: The International Council of Customer Servic ... Read more


Press Release: 08/31/2009
Citynet Achieves Advanced Security Specialization
Citynet LLC, based in Bridgeport, West Virginia has just been advised that the company has achieved another prestigious specialization from Cisco Systems.. Bridgeport, WV: Citynet LLC, based in Bridgeport, West Virginia has just been advised that the company has achieved another prestigious special ... Read more


Press Release: 10/01/2008
Citynet acquires new Charleston facility
Jim Martin, President/CEO, Citynet, today announced the acquisition of a new Charleston facility. Currently, Citynet occupies leased facilities in downtown Charleston.. Charleston, WV: Jim Martin, President/CEO, Citynet, today announced the acquisition of a new Charleston facility. Currently, Cit ... Read more


Press Release: 09/29/2008
Citynet sells 300 route miles of fiber optic transmission lines to the Zayo Group
Jim Martin, President/CEO of Bridgeport, WV based Citynet announced today the sale of 300 route miles of fiber optic transmission lines to the Zayo Group based in Louisville, Colorado. Bridgeport, WV: Jim Martin, President/CEO of Bridgeport, WV based Citynet announced today the sale of 300 route ... Read more


Press Release: 09/11/2008
Area Tech Company Creates Remote Backup for Area Businesses
CityNet now offers CityVault: Remote Backup for your hard drive.. Article from WBOY.COM, Clarksburg, WV, Thursday, September 11, 2008 Story by Susan Sullivan Watch story video! BRIDGEPORT, W ... Read more


Press Release: 09/04/2008
New product launch: CityVault
CityVault is a new product that will provide peace of mind to the owners of information now residing on local hard drives in their laptops, desktops, and servers. . Bridgeport, WV: Citynet today announced the creation of a new and exciting product that will help businesses protect and store the inf ... Read more


Press Release: 07/28/2008
LiveGrades: System Helps Teachers Communicate
By Cathy Bonnstetter For The State Journal BRIDGEPORT – With the upcoming school year, Harrison County schools will launch the countywide application of LiveGrades, an innovative online grading and communication system that was a gift from Citynet. Online grading and communication is not new, ... Read more


Press Release: 07/23/2008
New Service to benefit small and medium businesses
Citynet, West Virginia’s owned and operated telecommunications provider announces a new service to benefit small and medium businesses.. Bridgeport, WV: Citynet, West Virginia’s owned and operated telecommunications provider announces a new service to benefit small and medium businesses. CitySpe ... Read more


Press Release: 05/29/2008
LiveGrades Goes Online in Harrison County
The Board of Education unveiled its new online grade book feature. . Article from WBOY.COM, Clarksburg, WV, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Story by Sarah Kapis Watch story video! CLARKSBURG - The Harrison County Board o ... Read more


Press Release: 05/27/2008
Online with LiveGrades!
LiveGrades is an online student grading and communication solution designed with the mission of bringing parents, students, and teachers together to enhance every student’s education and successes in Harrison County, WV schools.. Bridgeport, WV: LiveGrades is an online student grading and communica ... Read more


Press Release: 05/23/2008
Harrison schools to utilize online grading
Parents, students will be able to access grades, attendance and other information. Article from The Exponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WV, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 By Darlene J. Taylor Staff Writer CLARKSBURG – An online grading system will be available in all Harrison County schools in the fall. ... Read more


Press Release: 05/22/2008
Four new ColdFusion Certified Developers
Citynet, a provider of telecommunications, Network Managed Services, and web design and hosting is proud to announce the recent certification of 4 new ColdFusion Certified Developers. . Bridgeport, WV: Citynet, a provider of telecommunications, Network Managed Services, and web design and hosting i ... Read more


Press Release: 04/17/2008
Appointment of Kristen Heiser as Director-Marketing and Online Advertising
Frank Boscarillo, COO, Citynet has announced the appointment of Kristen Heiser as Director-Marketing and Online Advertising effective April 7, 2008.. Bridgeport, WV: Frank Boscarillo, COO, Citynet has announced the appointment of Kristen Heiser as Director-Marketing and Online Advertising effectiv ... Read more


Press Release: 03/31/2008
Citynet has announced the appointment of John Null
Bridgeport, WV: Frank Boscarillo, COO, Citynet has announced the appointment of John Null to the position of General Manager – Telco Sales and Marketing effective March 31, 2008.. Bridgeport, WV: Frank Boscarillo, COO, Citynet has announced the appointment of John Null to the position of General ... Read more


Press Release: 01/13/2008
Dlugos gets Citynet chief finanacial officer position
Todd Dlugos has been named chief financial officer of Citynet.. Bridgeport, WV
Todd Dlugos has been named chief financial officer of Citynet, Citynet President and CEO Jim Martin announced .

Dlugos had been vice president of finance/controller for the firm.

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Press Release: 01/03/2008
Todd Dlugos Appointed Chief Financial Officer
Todd Dlugos Appointed Chief Financial Officer. Bridgeport, WV: Jim Martin, President/CEO of Citynet is very pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Dlugos as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Dlugos previous position was Vice President of Finance/Controller.

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News Story: 11/15/2007
Chamber names Citynet Business of the Year
Jim Martin, president and CEO of company, receives award on behalf of enterprise. by Elizabeth Grey Morrison, Staff Writer.

Bridgeport - Gov. Joe Manchin's slogan "West Virginia Open for Business" aptly applies to Citynet, Harrison County's newly named business of the year by the Chamber o ... Read more


Press Release: 07/23/2007
Carolyn Barr named to Vice President - Service Delivery
Charleston, WV: Frank Boscarillo, COO, Citynet announces the immediate promotion of Carolyn Barr to Vice President - Service Delivery. In her new position, Carolyn will continue to lead Citynet's Sales Support and provisioning team, and she will pick up responsibility for the "best-in-class" Cit ... Read more


Press Release: 06/28/2007
Citynet buys Veritech
by Jessica Legge jlegge@timesw.com FAIRMONT - With the recent purchase of Veritech Consulting Group of Morgantown, Citynet has become a "one-stop shop for communication needs." Citynet, a full-service telecommunications company, acquired Veritech on June 7. Started 10 years ago, Veritech C ... Read more


Press Release: 10/17/2006
Citynet introduces new residential phone service
Citynet introduces new residential phone service By Audrey Stanton Beckley — A West Virginian-owned technology company introduced its new phone service to Beckley residents Monday during an open house at Country Inns and Suites. Citynet’s digital phone offers residents unlimited loca ... Read more


Press Release: 08/30/2006
Elkview Man Wins Box Seats for WVU-Marshall Game
David Pauley Is Winner in Citynet Contest! CHARLESTON - David Pauley of Elkview and a guest will enjoy Saturday's big football game between West Virginia University and Marshall University in the air-conditioned comfort of cushioned, stadium seats with complimentary catered food and beverages, te ... Read more


Press Release: 07/11/2006
Citynet telecom starts Internet phone service
Telecommunications company Citynet has started selling an Internet-based phone service that it says will slash many West Virginians’ phone bills. The company’s Digital Phone plan provides unlimited local and long-distance calls for $24.95 a month, but users must have high-speed Internet access. ... Read more


Press Release: 07/10/2006
Citynet launches voice-over-Internet phone service
By George Hohmann for The Charleston Daily Mail Citynet says the voice-over-Internet residential phone service that it's set to launch today can cut many West Virginians' phone bills in half. The cost of Citynet's Digital Phone service is $24.95 a month, but customers must have high-speed I ... Read more


Audio/Video: 05/09/2006
Citynet: New Digital Phone Commercial (TV Spot)
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Press Release: 04/21/2006
Citynet Charts Growth Path from West Virginia Base
By Lesli R. Forbes for The State Journal During the past decade, Citynet's focus has changed dramatically. The Bridgeport-based company began as a dial-up Internet service provider, but today Citynet is a fully integrated telecommunications firm in 5 states. "One thing we always tout is ... Read more


Audio/Video: 04/17/2006
New iTone Commercial
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Press Release: 03/31/2006
Citynet offers Internet phone service in Beckley market
By Fred Pace REGISTER-HERALD BUSINESS EDITOR Beckley, WV: If you ask most people what voice-over IP is, they will not be able to tell you. “Voice-over IP is the merging of the Internet world and data world with the voice world, which is being able to transmit voice across the data network vi ... Read more


News Story: 03/16/2006
White Rock Networks’ Service Edge Concentrator Selected by Citynet for IP Aggregation Closer to the Network Edge


VLX300 Displaces Large, Expensive Routers to Deliver Cost-Effective T1-Based IP Services to Retail and Wholesale Customers March 16, 2006 Dallas, Texas: White Rock Networks, a leading provider of next-generat ... Read more


Press Release: 03/01/2006
Citynet Announces Digital Telephone Service
Bridgeport, WV: Citynet, a West Virginia based Integrated Communications Provider Company announces Digital Telephone Service. Based on utilizing the technology of the internet, Citynet Digital Telephone - Residential Service will be only $24.95 a month. This new introductory price includes: ... Read more


Press Release: 10/20/2005
Cisco Systems designates Citynet as SMB Select Partner
Bridgeport, WV: Cisco Systems, a major provider of leading edge equipment and technology devices has once again announced that Citynet has received a major designation. The newest achievement, the SMB Select Partner, signifies Citynet's continued support of small to medium businesses. < ... Read more


News Story: 08/23/2005
Charleston, WV, Online
by George Hohmann, Charleston Daily Mail Tuesday August 23, 2005 BRIDGEPORT -- In the mid-1990s, Citynet was a scrappy little Charleston-based Internet provider that could get you online one day and put up an inexpensive Web site for you the next. Like a toddler who has grown up, Citynet still ... Read more


Press Release: 08/02/2005
Press Invited to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Display
Morgantown, WV: Citynet in conjunction with Cisco Systems will be hosting a display of cutting edge technology for small and medium businesses at the Morgantown Radisson Hotel, August 12, 2005 from 9:30am to 5:00pm. The technology is housed in a mobile RV van and will allow hands-on applications o ... Read more


News Story: 07/27/2005
Citynet receives IP Communications Specialization
Bridgeport, WV: Cisco Systems, a major provider of leading edge equipment and technology devices has announced that Citynet has received the IP Communications Specialization.

"This is an extremely difficult designation to achieve for Citynet. There are significant lev ... Read more


Press Release: 07/20/2005
Citynet Deploys Infinera equipment for Next-Generation
Citynet announced today that it has deployed Infinera's DTN platform on a significant portion of its 8,000 mile fiber optic network after completing an intense 9 month lab and field trial of Infinera's hardware, software and EMS components. Citynet is a leading wholesale IXC carrier with an exte ... Read more


Press Release: 06/22/2005
Citynet Senior Software Developer wins award from international magazine
Bridgeport, WV: Kevin Kazmierczak, Senior Software Developer has been recognized by ColdFusion Developer's Journal as the winner in a recent contest to develop a polling/survey application. Kevin's "…submission included a simple set-up, a slick administrative interface that is robust and easy to use ... Read more


Press Release: 06/16/2005
Platform for the Future
Citynet showcases newest networking technology available for businesses . By Jim Fisher METRO EDITOR BRIDGEPORT - Imagine a complete telephone/computer system where workers can just as easily operate from home or hotel room as the main office. Sound far-fetched? Not to the guys at Cisco Syst ... Read more


News Story: 06/15/2005
Cold Fusion Developer's Journal, CFDJ Contest - It's All About Being Practical
Kevin Kazmierczak, Citynet's Senior Software Developer, wins Cold Fusion Developer's Challenge ... Read more


News Story: 06/09/2005
Housing Fund Loan to Help Citynet Expand
By Beth Gorczyca beth@statejournal.com Bridgeport, WV - A West Virginia-based telecommunications company is expected to sign a $12.5 million loan from the West Virginia Housing Development Fund within the next few weeks. Citynet received final approval for the loan late last month. The compa ... Read more


News Story: 06/09/2005
Don Molter named vice president with Citynet
By Jim Fisher METRO EDITOR CLARKSBURG - When Don Molter ended his 18-year Verizon career in late 2003, he wasn't sure he wanted to find another full-time job right away. So the part-time position as head of the I-79 Development Council was a perfect fit. But little more than a year later, Molter ... Read more


Press Release: 06/03/2005
Citynet Celebrates Anniversary (Cincinnati, OH)
CINCINNATI, OH - Citynet, located at 334 Gest Street in Cincinnati celebrated its one-year anniversary of providing communications services to the Greater Cincinnati business community. The firm, headquartered in West Virginia, has regional offices in Indianapolis, Columbus and Pittsburgh. The local ... Read more


Press Release: 06/03/2005
Citynet Celebrates Anniversary (Columbus, OH)
COLUMBUS, OH - Citynet, located at 343 North Front Street, Suite 400, celebrated its one-year anniversary of providing communications services to the Columbus business community. The firm, headquartered in West Virginia, has regional offices in Columbus, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. The local office ... Read more


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