UPDATE: Hardy employees performing the work detailed below are expected to be in the areas of Needmore and Bean Settlement for the next several days, starting July 8.
Hardy employees will be working throughout Hardy County this summer gathering required GPS coordinates and other information required by the Federal Communications Commission. This is specialized work to satisfy Hardy’s requirements for receiving federal funding that allows Hardy to offer better prices for our customers.
New FCC regulations require us to verify locations, using very detailed information, where we are able to provide broadband service. These locations include not only structures where we currently are providing service, but also structures that could receive our service if it is requested. Part of the required FCC information is verifying location information, such as GPS latitude and longitude readings, of structures that are receiving or could receive our service.
Failure to register and deliver this information to the FCC will result in the loss of funding that goes toward helping us provide service in Hardy County. We understand that it is unusual to see people with GPS equipment driving around an area, so we have done our best to make our employees easily identifiable. Employees have colored vests with our OneNet logo, Hardy ID badges, vehicles with Hardy Telecommunications or OneNet logo, and an identification letter.
Should you have any questions about this work or our employees, please contact either Hardy Director of Finance and Support Services Tracey Ratliff or Hardy General Manager Scott Sherman. Both can be reached at 304-897-9911, address 2255 Kimseys Run Road, Lost River, WV 26810. We appreciate your cooperation as Hardy Telecommunications seeks to expand and deliver broadband service in Hardy County.