Regional Optical Communications, Inc.
What is ROC?
ROC is a fourteen county consortium focused on the expansion of adequate braodband within the region. Member counties include: McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming, Greenbrier, Fayette, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Webster, Clay, Calhoun, and Roane.
ROC's Regional Study
ROC recently completed a comprehensive study analyzing broadband need, existing services, and potential areas and resources for expansion. This study was made possible with HUD CDBG and U.S. Economic Development Administration grant funding. Click here to view the study.
Meet The Team
ROC's leadership is comprised of both public- and private-sector representation. ROC's functions are supported by key staff from both Region I PDC and Region IV PDC.
Sam Felton (Chairman), City of Marlinton
David Tolliver (Vice Chairman), Raleigh County Commission
Robert Shafer (Vice Chairman), City of Summersville
Tim Pike (Secretary), Town of Athens
Lyle Neal (Assistant Secretary), Nicholas County Commission
D. Michael Goode, Private Sector
John Norman, Private Sector
Anna Carpenter, Webster County Commission
William (Bill) Hannabass, City of Oak Hill