Last Thursday, Gov. Cuomo announced that $14.5 million has been awarded to nine projects upstate that will expand high-speed Internet to areas where it’s not currently available.  the projects – mostly in rural areas in the North Country and the Southern Tier — will lay 614 miles of new fiber necessary for broadband Internet, bringing it to an additional 29,000 households and 2,000 businesses.


Gov. Cuomo said:


“Access to high speed internet is a critical resource for businesses and residents in today’s global economy.  These grants will connect underserved and rural communities to the many benefits of broadband access, including giving local businesses the opportunity to reach consumers from around the world. As the State works to grow the Upstate economy, these nine projects will provide the support necessary to attract and retain businesses and help create jobs for the region.”