high-speed internet


Mon August 27, 2012
Digital Economy News

$25 million "Connect NY" program targets the "last mile" of internet connections

NY state making $25 million investment in hopes of expansion of broadband
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Rural and urban areas of upstate New York unserved or underserved by high speed broadband, are the targets for the $25 million "Connect NY" funding program announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today.

Internet service providers have until October 5 to submit their applications for grants made available through the Regional Economic Development Councils and Empire State Development. 

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Thu August 2, 2012

Fiber optic company plans expansion in downtown Albany

"This region is hot. It's incredibly hot," said Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy, touting the government's role in helping Tech Valley Communications expand and stay in Albany.
Marie Cusick WMHT

A telecommunications company that builds fiber optic networks throughout the Northeast is expanding its headquarters in Albany, despite offers to relocate out-of-state.

Tech Valley Communications (TVC) will nearly double its Albany workforce to more than 120 people over the next five years.

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Wed September 29, 2010
Broadband Access

New York nets $6.3 million to map broadband gaps

Many rural areas are in the dark in cyberspace.
Don Solo via Flickr

New York State received $6.3 million from the federal stimulus program to help expand broadband access. The award came from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The money will be used to improve an online map that shows areas with gaps in high-speed internet service. Visitors to the map site will also be able to get a list of broadband providers in their area by entering their zip code.

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Thu September 23, 2010
Life Without Broadband

Life without broadband

The information super highway is still a dirt lane for many rural users.
Chris Luckhardt via Flickr

If you live in a rural community in upstate New York, chances are you’ve experienced life without high-speed internet – even though many in urban areas view broadband as a given.

According to the New York State Office for Technology, some companies avoid opening up shop in communities without access to broadband. But residents aren’t just missing out on potential jobs and services when they’re not wired – they’re also missing out on educational opportunities that require a high speed connection.

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