Get involved in the science and action of providing Internet for All!
Broadband internet access can bring vital opportunities right into communities and homes, but many people and places still lack this essential resource.
Step into the shoes of engineers and architects, and discover how we all depend on good engineering.
Mission: Internet for All
Introduction - The Science Behind Broadband
Broadband internet access can bring vital opportunities right into communities and homes, but many people and places still lack this essential resource. Get involved in the science and action of providing Internet for All!
Lesson 1: The Data Needed to Go Digital
Students will explore different mathematical tools to make meaning of data. Demographic and internet usage data identifies who can benefit from increased broadband access or support to make the most of existing access.
Lesson 2: Careers - Bringing Broadband to the People
Students will be connected with broadband internet Career Role Models from Citynet. They will step into their shoes with career-focused videos and activities that are innovative and engaging.
Challenge: Internet for All
Community Challenge: Communities across the country are developing and implementing plans to provide broadband internet access to ALL of their citizens. Broadband access has the potential to positively impact the quality of life of first time users (e.g., social connections, health care access and information, virtual learning, and job opportunities). But what happens if you don’t know how to access or safely use this valuable resource? In this Challenge, your team will develop a sustainable business that develops the digital literacy skills and support needed for first-time users to safely and effectively take advantage of broadband internet access.
STEM Role Model
Drew Pomeroy, Senior Vice President of Citynet, explains data and internet connectivity. Citynet is a fully integrated communications provider located in Doddridge County, West Virginia, offering flexible voice, data, and Internet solutions.
Based in Bridgeport, West Virginia, Citynet is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations, and wholesale customers in West Virginia. Many of our services are delivered over the Citynet Fiber Optic Network.
Our core services include network-based business communications: voice and data communications, broadband Internet, hosted VoIP systems, data services and a full suite of IT managed network services; managed network, managed security, and cloud computing services, all designed to meet the unique application requirements of diverse workforce groups.
Citynet continues to invest in and aggressively expand its wholly-owned fiber-optic network in the North Central West Virginia region, lighting up the cities of Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Fairmont , Morgantown, Philippi as well as downtown Wheeling with fiber-optic services. Through partnerships and grants, we are also heavily investing in bringing fiber broadband across Doddridge County and beyond.
Citynet is proud to power the first “Gigabit City” in West Virginia (Bridgeport, WV), as well as the first gigabit-powered resort in the state (Snowshoe Mountain Resort) and provides gigabit Internet and HDTV services to the town of Philippi, West Virginia.
We partner with the best and most trusted names in technology, such as Cisco, Microsoft, Barracuda, VMware, Dell and more. Citynet’ s engineers and technicians hold an impressive array of professional technology certifications and undergo constant training.
Citynet’s customers benefit from our around-the-clock, award-winning customer service, based out of our corporate headquarters in Bridgeport, West Virginia.