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With Close To 48,000 North Country Residents Lacking Access to High-Speed Internet, Senator Gillibrand’s Bill Would Create New Opportunities to Finance Rural Broadband Projects
It can be very expensive for service providers like Westelcom in Watertown to bring high speed Internet to every corner of the north country. “It costs us $15,000 to $20,000 per mile to build out the fiber. If there’s only a couple of businesses or homes within that mile, then the cost per customer goes up,” said Paul Barton, president of Westelcom. That’s why U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is co-sponsoring a bill to get more funds for companies that provide broadband service to rural areas.
Two broadband providers met with Franklin County legislators on Thursday to discuss the possibility of leasing access to the county’s 911 towers and shelter space for their equipment at tower sites.
There are areas of the north country that still have no access to fiber-optic Internet services, and Bombay-based Mohawk Networks LLC is hoping to offer an alternative that will be less expensive to operate.
We’re going to be able to tap into that fiber-optic that DANC (Development Authority of North Country) provides and send out that signal via tower.
A new company from Bombay, NY is expanding high-speed Internet service to the sparsely populated communities in St. Lawrence, Franklin, & Lewis Counties.
Once students leave the classroom, many have no Internet connection at home. Those who do have Internet are encountering slow connections and time-outs.