About our Dial-Up Internet Service
The WVNET dial-up Internet service is intended to support the missions and goals of higher education, public education, libraries, and state and local government. These missions and goals include education, research, administration, community service and economic development.
The service itself emphasizes only Internet access. Actual services, such as e-mail, news feeds, etc., should be provided by either campus computer centers, libraries, public education, state government, or by a commercial Internet provider.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded to WVNET a grant to improve Internet access at each of the sixteen public colleges and universities in West Virginia. The grant funds faster phone lines between the schools and WVNET, as well as associated routers and communications equipment.
As a cost share to the grant, WVNET has installed dialup Internet access at each of the campuses. Some schools also have multiple campuses supported by WVNET.