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Clarkson University's "Forever Wired" effort aims to recruit 2,019 new on-line workers
Clarkson University's "Forever Wired" effort aims to recruit 2,019 new on-line workers

Is telecommuting a fix for the North Country economy?

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
Clarkson University hopes to attract 2,019 new telecommuters to the Adks by 2019 (Source:  Clarkson)
Clarkson University hopes to attract 2,019 new telecommuters to the Adks by 2019 (Source: Clarkson)

Wiring the North Country 2: Dialing in a new Adirondack work force?

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
Clarkson University has adopted the wi-fi equipped beaver as a symbol of the new broadband economy (Source:  Clarkson)
Clarkson University has adopted the wi-fi equipped beaver as a symbol of the new broadband economy (Source: Clarkson)

Wiring the North Country: New projects hook up far-flung towns

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

With new tech, Keene broadband project seen as a model for North Country

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

SLC looks to leverage HUD $ for more broadband

Development groups are hoping to increase broadband service across St Lawrence County. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County pursues universal broadband

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
Governor Spitzer addresses the NYS Farm Bureau (Source:  Office of the Governor, Judy Sanders)
Governor Spitzer addresses the NYS Farm Bureau (Source: Office of the Governor, Judy Sanders)

Spitzer wants universal broadband for rural New York

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

$7.6 million grant will improve North Country telemedicine

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

Clinton lays out rural issues

Senator Hillary Clinton gave what was described a major policy address on rural issues yesterday in Lockport, near Buffalo. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the significance of the speech.  Go to full article

Clinton Pushes for Broadband

Clinton Pushes for Broadband. Senator Hillary Clinton is continuing her push for broadband high-speed internet access across upstate New York. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

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