June 2018 Dinner Meeting - Charleston

West Virginia / Ohio Valley Chapter of PMI is proud to present an evening dinner meeting featuring a presentation by representatives of the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council.  The fee for this dinner event is $20 (non-members; current Chapter members qualify for a 50% discount by providing appropriate PMI member credentials during registration). Advance registration is required at the Chapter's web site.  1 PDU will be awarded for participation in this event, split between Strategic/Business Management and Technical talent triangle areas.

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West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council  https://broadband.wv.gov/

The mission of the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council (the Council) is to direct the development of policies, plans, processes and procedures to expand and enhance broadband access throughout West Virginia. The Council places a primary emphasis on the development of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the State as outlined in West Virginia Code §31G.

The Council has formed partnerships with numerous state and federal agencies, and multiple organizations united in the recognition that West Virginia deserves better access to broadband internet service. Along with the Council, these agencies understand that access to affordable and reliable broadband has never been more crucial to the economic, educational and social future of West Virginia.

Through partnerships with the West Virginia Department of Commerce, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES), the State Office of GIS Coordination, and the West Virginia Department of Transportation, the Council has successfully launched the West Virginia Speed Test Portal and has created the State’s first Interactive Broadband Mapping System. Through this initiative, the Council will accurately identify the presence and level of broadband internet service throughout the State.

As directed by the West Virginia Legislature, the Council is leading the expansion of broadband within the State of West Virginia, with an emphasis on unserved and underserved areas. In this mission, the Council will:

  • Encourage the development of broadband infrastructure in the State.
  • Evaluate and map the broadband infrastructure and service systems through an Interactive Mapping Program and other data collection methods.
  • Eliminate barriers to broadband infrastructure development within the State.
  • Engage and mobilize the expertise, funding, and partners to facilitate the creation of reliable and affordable broadband service.
  • Expand economic development and represent the State in matters related to broadband infrastructure development.

The Council seeks to develop a core network of capacity within the State to eliminate barriers to broadband infrastructure development. Partners in this endeavor include State and Federal agencies, local governments, Regional Planning and Development Councils, Local Economic Development Authorities, service providers, and other interested parties.

The Council’s composition includes key stakeholders who represent the concerns of numerous constituencies. This structure ensures that the Council is well-equipped to represent the State of West Virginia in policy development at both the Federal and State levels.

This session will provide an overview the Speed Test Portal and the Interactive Broadband Mapping System within the context of the State’s broadband development initiative. The session will also provide a review of project development strategies for local governments, funding opportunities and available resources. 

Event Properties

Event Date 06-19-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-19-2018 7:30 pm
Cut off date 06-18-2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price Undiscounted dinner charge - $20.00
Location Olive Tree Cafe - S. Charleston
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