06.19.15

Capito Announces Statewide Listening Tour and Releases Guidebook to Bridge Broadband Gap

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the initial schedule for her statewide Capito Connect listening tour in West Virginia.

As part of the Capito Connect Plan announced last month, Senator Capito urged West Virginians to attend a listening session, and share their comments and suggestions for improving broadband access in the Mountain State.

“Equipping our state with the broadband infrastructure needed to compete and thrive in today’s economy is one of my top priorities,” said Senator Capito. “While traveling across the state and meeting with constituents, I hear repeated frustration about the lack of connectivity. I hope West Virginians will use the listening sessions as an opportunity to share suggestions for bringing broadband up to speed in the Mountain State.”

Senator Capito also released a guidebook today, Broadband Funding Opportunities for West Virginia Communities: A Guide to Federal Resources for Broadband Expansion and Improvement, which contains information about federal programs focused on the development of high-speed internet access. The Capito Connect Plan calls for collaboration between government and the private sector, and this guidebook will serve as a resource for fostering partnerships that will help bridge the broadband gap in West Virginia.

Click here to view the guidebook.

Members of Senator Capito’s staff will be available to speak with West Virginians during the following sessions of the Capito Connect listening tour:

Barbour County

 

July 8, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Barbour County Courthouse

8 N. Main Street

Phillippi, WV 26416

 

Berkeley County

 

July 23, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Berkeley Senior Services

217 N. High St

Martinsburg, WV

 

Boone County

 

July 7, 2015

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Boone County Courthouse

206 Court Street

Madison, WV 25130

 

Braxton County

 

July 9, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Braxton Senior Center

100 N. Court Street

Sutton, WV 26601

 

Brooke County

 

July 14, 2015

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Brooke County Courthouse

632 Main Street

Wellsburg, WV 26070

 

Cabell County

 

July 23, 2015

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Cabell County Courthouse

750 5th Avenue

Huntington, WV 25701

 

Calhoun County

 

July 13, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Calhoun County Courthouse

363 Main Street

Grantsville, WV 26147

 

Clay County

 

June 26, 2015

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Clay County Nutrition Site

110 West Main Street

Clay, WV 25043

 

Doddridge County

 

July 21, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Doddridge County Courthouse

118 East Court Street

West Union, WV 26456

 

Fayette County

 

July 7, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fayette County Courthouse

Commission Chambers

100 N. Court Street

Fayetteville, WV 25840

 

Gilmer County

 

July 17, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Gilmer County Courthouse

10 Howard Street

Glenville, WV 26351

 

Grant County

 

July 16, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Petersburg Senior Center

111 Virginia Avenue

Petersburg, WV 26847

 

Greenbrier County

 

July 31, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Greenbrier East Senior Center

110 Taylor Lane

Fairlea, WV 24970

 

Hampshire County

 

July 15, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hampshire County Committee on Aging

Corner of School Street and Birch Lane

Romney, WV 26757

 

Hancock County

 

July 16, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hancock County Courthouse

102 Court Street

New Cumberland, WV 26047

 

Hardy County

 

June 24, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Hardy County Committee on Aging

409 Spring Avenue

Moorefield, WV 26836

 

Harrison County

 

July 23, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Harrison County Courthouse

301 West Main Street

Clarksburg, WV 26301

 

Jackson County

 

July 22, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Jackson County Courthouse

116 Court Street

Ripley, WV 25271

 

Jefferson County

 

July 28, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center

103 W. 5th Avenue

Ranson, WV 25438

 

Kanawha County

 

July 24, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tiskelwah Center

600 Florida Street

Charleston, WV 25302

 

Lewis County

 

August 5, 2015

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lewis County Senior Center

171 West 2nd Street

Weston, WV 26452

 

Lincoln County

 

July 9, 2015

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln County Courthouse

8000 Court Avenue

Hamlin, WV 25523

 

Logan County

 

July 20, 2015

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Logan County Courthouse

300 Stratton Street

Logan, WV 25601

 

Marion County 

 

July 31, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Marion County Senior Center

105 Maplewood Dr.

Fairmont, WV 26554

 

Marshall County

 

July 14, 2015

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Marshall County Courthouse

600 & 7th Street

Moundsville, WV 26041

 

Mason County

 

July 30, 2015

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Mason County Courthouse

200 Sixth Street

Pt. Pleasant, WV 25550

 

McDowell County

 

June 24, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

McDowell County Courthouse

109 Wyoming St.

Welch, WV 24801

 

Mercer County

 

July 27, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mercer County Courthouse

First Floor

120 Scott St.

Princeton, WV 24740

 

Mineral County

 

July 22, 215

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Keyser Senior Center

30 South Church St.

Keyser, WV 26726

 

Mingo County

 

July 8, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mingo County Courthouse

75 East 2nd Ave.

Williamson, WV 25661

 

Monroe County

 

July 20, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Monroe County Senior Center

104 Health Center Dr.

Union, WV 24983

 

Morgan County

 

July 6, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Senior Life Services of Morgan County

106 Sand Mine Rd.

Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

 

Nicholas County

 

July 2, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Nicholas County Courthouse

Commission Hearing Room

700 Main St.

Summersville, WV 26651

 

Ohio County

 

July 28, 2015

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ohio County Courthouse

1500 Chapline Street

Room 215

Wheeling, WV 26003

 

Pendleton County

 

July 7, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Pendleton Senior and Family Services

231 Mill Rd.

Franklin, WV 26807

 

Pleasants County

 

July 15, 2015

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Pleasants County Courthouse

301 Court Ln., Room 100

St. Marys, WV 26170

 

Pocahontas County

 

July 23, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pocahontas County Senior Center

26206 Seneca Trail

Marlinton, WV 24954

 

Preston County

 

July 27, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Preston County Courthouse

106 West Main Street

Kingwood, WV 26537

 

Putnam County

 

June 23, 2015

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Putnam County Courthouse

12093 Winfield Road

Winfield, WV 25213

 

Raleigh County

 

July 29, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Raleigh County Courthouse

Ceremonial Courtroom

215 Main Street

Beckley, WV 25801

 

Randolph County

 

July 8, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Randolph County Senior Center

5th Street and Railroad Avenue

Elkins, WV 26241

 

Ritchie County

 

July 9, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ritchie County Courthouse

115 Main Street

Harrisville, WV 26362

 

Roane County

 

June 23, 2015

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Roane County Courthouse

200 Main Street

Spencer, WV 25276

 

Summers County

 

August 4, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Summers County Senior Center

120 2nd Avenue

Hinton, WV 25951

 

Taylor County

 

August 5, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Taylor County Courthouse

215 W. Main Street

Grafton, WV 26354

 

Tucker County

 

July 28, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tucker County Courthouse

Commission Conference Room

211 1st Street

Parsons, WV 26287

 

Upshur County

 

July 21, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Upshur County Senior Center

28 N. Kanawha Street

Buckhannon, WV 26201

 

Wayne County

 

June 22, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wayne County Courthouse

700 Hendricks St.

Wayne, WV 25570

 

Webster County

 

July 6, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Webster Springs Library

331 Main St.

Webster Springs, WV 26288

 

Wetzel County

 

July 21, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wetzel County Courthouse

200 Main St.

New Martinsville, WV 26155

 

Wirt County

 

July 21, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wirt County Courthouse

1 Court St.

Elizabeth, WV 26143

 

Wood County

 

July 16, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wood County Courthouse

1 Court Sq.

Parkersburg, WV 26101

 

Wyoming County

 

August 5, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wyoming County Courthouse

100 Main St.

Pineville, WV 24874

 

Dates are subject to change.  Additional dates and locations will be added in the coming weeks. Please check www.capito.senate.gov for the latest schedule.