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Linville appointed to broadband enhancement council

December 15, 2018

CHARLESTON — House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, announced this week he has appointed Delegate Daniel Linville, R-Cabell, to succeed him on the state Broadband Enhancement Council.

In 2015, the Legislature reconstituted the council — now comprised of 13 members plus two appointees each from the House and Senate — to explore and promote ways to expand access to broadband services across the state.

“I’m honored for this appointment and look forward to helping the council unleash the potential for broadband infrastructure across our state,” Linville said. “High-speed internet access is vital to allowing our citizens, schools and businesses to prosper in an ever-connected world. We have a great deal of work to do, but I’m optimistic we can bring all the resources of the state and federal government to bear to build up this vital piece of our infrastructure.”

In addition to Linville, Delegate Ken Hicks, D-Wayne, serves as a House of Delegates representative on the council.

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