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West Virginia Refuses to Release Broadband Report Because it is "Embarrassing"

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year ago

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An anonymous reader writes "The Charleston Gazette is reporting that the state of West Virginia hired a consulting firm for over $100,000 to investigate the state's use of Federal stimulus money to purchase $22,000 routers for tiny buildings, but is refusing a FOIA request to release the firm's report. The reason: the findings "might be embarrassing to some people", according to Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette."
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Stretching your facts a little? (1)

jeffclay (1077679) | about a year ago | (#43216445)

From the first paragraph of your sourced article:
A state agency paid a Virginia-based company an estimated $118,000 to review West Virginia's use of $126.3 million in federal stimulus funds to expand high-speed Internet, but Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's administration won't release the consultant's findings to the public.
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