West Virginia paid $22K each for Internet routers

West Virginia used $126 million in government stimulus money to expand high-speed Internet access across the state. But the Charleston Gazette found that much of that money was misspent purchasing high-powered routers that could have functioned for a large university or medical institution for tiny libraries.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Nobody told Hurricane librarian Rebecca Elliot that the $22,600 Internet router in the branch library's storage closet was powerful enough to serve an entire college campus.