News stories tagged with "broadband"
Chestertown, NY, Sep 09, 2009 — Clarkson University held its Forever Wired conference on Tuesday in Potsdam. It's part of a push over the next decade to attract more than 2,000 highly paid telecommuters to the region. John Warren is one of the telecommuters who attended yesterday's conference. He edits the "Adirondack Almanack" blog in the town of Chester. Warren also works from his home as a writer for clients outside the region, including Maryland Public Television. He told Brian Mann that his lifestyle in the mountains could be a good fit for a lot more people - but it's not right for everyone. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Sep 03, 2009 — Yesterday, we reported on the effort to bring broadband internet access to more of the North Country. Developers of those high speed data lines hope to attract more traditional bricks-and-mortar businesses. But they also hope to build a new culture of telecommuters in the region: people who work for global companies or develop new on-line businesses while living in small towns and mountain valleys. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Sep 02, 2009 — Next week in Potsdam, Clarkson University will host a conference called "Forever Wired." It's part of a project called the Adirondack Initiative For Wired Work. The goal is to bring more than 2,000 new corporate telecommuters to the North Country. These are people who would live here while using the internet to work for companies around the world. Tomorrow, we'll look the promise and some the challenges of telecommuting in our rural area. This morning, Brian Mann reports on the decade-long struggle to bring high-speed internet access into more remote communities. Go to full article
Keene, NY, May 26, 2009 — Workers in the town of Keene, in Essex County, are stringing new fiber cable that will bring high-speed internet access to hundreds of homes that had relied on much slower dial-up access. The project, funded in part with a state economic development grant, is seen as a model for bringing broadband access to rural North Country towns. As Brian Mann reports, the organizers hope that the project will open Keene to new kinds of economic activity. Go to full article
Jan 01, 2008 — The day after Christmas, President Bush signed a $555 billion spending bill. It allows the federal government to operate for another year. It also includes almost 10,000 member items, pet projects for the home districts of individual lawmakers. One of Senator Hillary Clinton's earmarks is almost $200,000 to extend broadband Internet access to rural St. Lawrence County. The money comes through the county Chamber of Commerce. Pat McKeown is the chamber's interim director. She told David Sommerstein towns like Canton, Potsdam, Massena, and Ogdensburg are covered for high-speed Internet access. The challenge now is to serve outlying communities. Go to full article
Dec 07, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer used his appearance yesterday at the statewide Farm Bureau meeting in Niagara Falls to unveil a new push for rural internet access. Spitzer says high-speed broadband and wireless will play a big part in making farms and other rural businesses more competitive. Go to full article
Nov 23, 2007 — The Federal Communications Commission will spend $7.6 million helping to build a telemedicine network in the North Country. The grant will serve a dozen hospitals, clinics, and community colleges in the region. Brian Mann spoke with Howard Lowe, head of the Technical Assistance Center at SUNY Plattsburgh. Lowe's group has led an effort to develop new high-speed broadband services in the region. He says installation of new fiber-optic cables could begin as early as next year. Go to full article