For the 6th time in 2 years, WVNET lowered its prices for Internet access. In January 2014, the price was lowered to $19.95. Effective January 2015, WVNET has further lowered its price point for Internet access to $9.95 per megabit per month, more than a 50% reduction. WVNET constantly strives to find ways to drive down costs so savings can be passed on to our customers. Thank you for allowing us to serve you.
WVNET ACCOMPLISHMENTS -- 2014
WVNET accomplishes a lot in a year. We have multiple teams working on initiatives to improve our services to West Virginia education. Each year, we look through our many tasks and make a list of the most innovative accomplishments. As we conclude another amazing year, here is our list for 2014.
At the October conference, WVNET, Glenville State College, and DAS Advisers partnered with Create West Virginia to demonstrate TV White Space, the old television broadcast spectrum being repurposed to deliver broadband to the most remote places on the planet. This will give a cross section of creatives in business, education, technology, and community design a heads up and potentially, an early crack at accessing and gaining some local control of this evolutionary use of a known resource.
On Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 Senator Bob Plymale addressed an audience at the West Virginia Higher Education Technology Conference held at the Morgantown Event Center in Morgantown, WV. The Senator took a look at recent history of WV Higher Education Legislation, highlighting senate and house bills that paved the way to improvements in West Virginia's higher education institutions. Senator Plymale then offered his vision of goals and objectives for higher education. WVNET factored heavily into the plans, with the creation of what the senator called "WVNET2". History has shown the advantages of having WVNET as a shared resource for all institutions, providing capabilities by working together that would not be possible for single institutions. This benefit can be realized in many ways as higher education embraces many emerging technologies.
Barbara Long has received notification from SIGUCCS* that her application to attend this year’s conference in Salt Lake City has been selected by the awards committee. The award covers complimentary registration to the track of her choice (either the Management Symposium or the User Services Conference), one pre or post conference workshop and up to 3 nights at the conference hotel. This year’s conference will take place November 2-7, 2014, in Salt Lake City, UT, and is centered on BUILD YOUR OWN DESTINY.
WVNET Director Dan O’Hanlon comments, “Barb, I am so proud of all this wonderful recognition you are receiving nationally. You really make WVNET shine. Thanks for all that you do. —Dan”
*SIGUCCS is an association of professionals who support and manage the diverse aspects of information technology services at higher education institutions.