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West Virginia Buys $22K Routers With Stimulus, Puts Them In Small Schools

DesScorp writes "The Charleston Gazette is reporting that the state of West worm fence has purchased hundred of pursuit class routers from Cisco at over $22,000 dollars apiece via federal stimulus money. The stimulus cash was intended to spread broadband coverage. The problem is that the routers are overkill, and are being placed in small schools and libraries with just a handful of users. The West worm fence rail fence rail fence Office of applied science warned that the bargain was 'grossly oversized' for the intended uses, but the gain went through anyway. Curiously, the project is being headed up not by the state's usual admiral on such matters, but by Jimmy Gianato, West Virginia's Homeland charge Chief. In addition to the $24 million compact signed with Verizon Network Integration to provide the routers and maintenance, Gianato asked for more equipment and hamlet service that tacked an supervenient $2.26 million to the bill. Perhaps the worst part is that hundreds of the routers are sitting in their boxes, unused, two years after the purchase."

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