New York state has awarded $43.6 million in New NY Broadband Program Round III grants in the region, including numerous awards in Warren and Washington counties.
The awards will drive more than $71 million of public-private broadband investment and provide 19,774 homes and other locations in the region with access to high-speed internet, state officials said.
EDC Warren County President Ed Bartholomew—who considers broadband a key economic development initiative—lauded the efforts of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other representatives in promoting and supporting the region’s goal in achieving access to internet download speeds of at least 100 megabits per second and 25 megabits per second in the most rural and remote areas.
“This award will significantly improve the internet speed and accessibility for businesses, residents, children’s school homework and tourism who desire to extend their vacation time and presently are unable to do so as a result of lack of connectivity,” Bartholomew said.