In the statement, Cisco said this would benefit the state for many years to come.
"The positive impact of broadband infrastructure on education, job creation and economic development is well established, and we are committed to working with the state to realize these benefits for the people of West Virginia now and into the future," the statement said.
The model 3945 routers were sent to 457 schools across the state.
According to Allred's audit, only 89 of those schools have 500 or more students, the number required to justify the size of the routers.
The remaining 368 schools, the audit said, would have been better served with smaller routers. The audit also found that none of the 172 libraries that received the routers needed that level of equipment.
Nearly 86 percent of libraries have one or two phone lines, and about the same number offer 20 or fewer Internet connections - far less than the 200 connections the routers were designed to handle.
Although the purchase was made under former-Gov. Joe Manchin's administration, Tomblin administration officials have defended it.
Tomblin chief of staff Rob Alsop said earlier this month the purchase was made with the accommodation of future growth in mind.
Musgrave referred any further questions on the matter to state officials.
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