A federal telecommunications agency is asking the Manchin administration to respond to complaints on how stimulus dollars are being spent to expand broadband in West Virginia.
Jim Martin, president of internet provider Citynet, is questioning how the state is spending a $126.4 million stimulus grant.
Martin claims the state Broadband Council, under the direction of Commerce Secretary Kelley Goes, is building a system that will only benefit telecommunications company Frontier.
"The Charleston Gazette" and the "Daily Mail" say Martin complained to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Gov. Joe Manchin said Thursday he has confidence in Goes' ability to successfully complete the project. The NTIA did not return a call seeking comment.
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