Broadband Council Is Dissolving

West Virginia's Broadband Deployment Council plans to disband at the end of year. The council is charged with expanding high-speed Internet in the state. The Legislature denied the council's request this year for another $5 million to provide grants for broadband projects. Without more funding, the council's chairman, Dan O'Hanlon, tells the Charleston Gazette that there's nothing left to do except report on past grants. O'Hanlon says the council has about $800,000 in leftover funds. The money will be spent on project audits and reports.