Manchin Welcomes Chairman Wheeler to West Virginia
Manchin hosted Chairman Wheeler at locations throughout West Virginia to meet with key stakeholders from West Virginia’s communication technology sector
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler in West Virginia to meet with key stakeholders from West Virginia’s communication technology sector. Senator Manchin and Chairman Wheeler hosted an Innovation and Broadband Connectivity Roundtable, visited Union Education Complex to discuss the E-Rate program, toured the Moorefield Readiness Center and visited the Wardensville Garden Market to discuss rural innovation and entrepreneurship.
“In our ever-evolving economy, broadband is more important than ever to our state’s infrastructure and we must continue to make investments to ensure every part of West Virginia is connected,” Senator Manchin said. “I’m pleased Chairman Wheeler has listened to my calls for more investment in mobile broadband. The Chairman was able to learn firsthand about the challenges facing West Virginia students, business owners and residents without access to reliable broadband service. I will continue to fight for increased investments in places like rural West Virginia to ensure every community has the access it deserves.”
“Making sure all Americans have access to our nation’s critical communications networks is one of the FCC’s top priorities. I am grateful to Senator Manchin for inviting me to see the opportunities and challenges faced by West Virginians, and we will continue to work together to expand broadband connectivity in rural areas,” Chairman Wheeler said.
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