Brent Finnegan -- May 23rd, 2007
According to the Morgan Messenger, World Airwaves (the company setting up IPv6 wireless network here in Harrisonburg) was supposed to have IPv6 wireless service in Morgan County, West Virginia last year as well. From the Morgan Messenger last August:
Initially, the Winchester-based technology company will mount equipment on Morgan County’s 911 tower on Cacapon Mountain, providing broadband internet service to businesses in the Morgan County Industrial Park and to private customers in the surrounding area. That phase of the World Airwaves build-out must be completed by October 2, 2006 according to the August 18 agreement.
A second phase requires the company to supply broadband coverage to the county’s 911 center on hospital hill, the complex of county office trailers on Mercer Street, and the Board of Education offices within that same time frame… In a third phase of expansion, World Airwaves must provide broadband internet to areas in the county that have no access to broadband through any other company. That project must be completed within the next year.
Apparently they haven’t had any better luck than Harrisonburg. As of two months ago,
County Administrator Bill Clark said work has not yet begun in the county. He said World Airwaves needs to complete work on a microwave tower in Hampshire County before a signal can reach the industrial park.
Meanwhile, another company called SkyWeb has apparently been filling the IPv4 void. Morgan County is rural, and high-speed Internet access in most of the county is scarce.
Officials there were under the impression that World Airwaves was already providing wireless IPv6 service in Harrisonburg.