The state is making a hefty, $9 million investment to expand broadband Internet access to under-served communities upstate including Northern New York.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the Empire State Development grants will support five different projects that would bring high-speed Internet to 33,000 households, thousands of businesses and several community institutions.
According to an ESD news release, the Development Authority of the North Country will get $2.7 million $2.2 million to fund the North Country Public Safety Network and the remaining $500,000 to support direct last-mile connections to non-commercial properties in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
Time Warner Cable Inc. also will receive approximately $5.3 million to expand services to municipalities across seven regions Capital Region, Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country and Mohawk Valley regions.