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Thursday, July 12, 2012

W.Va. Officials Defend Stimulus Broadband Spending

But critics of this approach include the West Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association, which represents providers that offer such services as high-speed Internet access. While welcoming broadband stimulus funding, the trade group disagrees that the state is as lacking in access as officials contend. In a November 2009 letter on the issue it provided to AP, the association argues that the plan outlined in the grant application won’t create hubs.” (New York Times)

Of course they welcome stimulus funds. Getting money people were forced to pay is easier than persuading people to pay.

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