CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill to establish the Wireless Technology Business Property Valuation Act has passed its first hurdle in the House of Delegates.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill to establish the Wireless Technology Business Property Valuation Act has passed its first hurdle in the House of Delegates.
House Committee on Government Organization chairman Gary Howell, R-Mineral, introduced House Bill 2379 to help rural communities in West Virginia.
The bill is a variation of a wireless broadband bill, helping those who live in the outlying parts of the state and giving them tangible access to broadband and cell services. The bill makes it more cost effective for broadband and cellular companies to invest in wireless technology.
“The purpose of the bill is to continue to expand internet access and cell services to our state’s residents, regardless of which corner of the state they live in,” Howell said.
The bill was double referenced, making it out of the Judiciary Committee on Friday. It will now next be examined by the House Finance Committee.
Howell said he hopes the legislation will continue to be tweaked and perfected as it goes through the committee process, and that it will quickly pass the House of Delegates.