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Stimulus money will expand access to broadband in the North Country

Almost $50 million in federal and state stimulus money will go towards building a better broadband network across upstate New York. The Development Authority of the North Country, based in Watertown, and Albany-based telecommunications firm, ION, will run the project. Martha Foley has more.  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
DANC's fiberoptics network
DANC's fiberoptics network

Wi-Fi in the Air in SLC

A publicly-funded fiberoptics network in St. Lawrence County is starting to yield results for people who want to use the Internet. Wireless access is available in the village of Canton. Two more villages may go wireless by year's end. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Canton Pursues Free Wireless Internet

Free use of the Internet: that's the idea behind a project called Access Canton. It's still in the idea stage, but with some funding through Sen. Jim Wright's office, a study is being done to see if an open-access network can work in Canton. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Jefferson County Studies Wind Power

Wind power is the fastest growing sector of the energy business. And Jefferson County officials want to see if it's an industry has local potential. With help from a state grant, the Development Authority of the North Country is building a tower in Rodman to gather data for a wind study. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

New Fiber Optic Cable for the North Country

The Development Authority of the North Country will lay over 300 miles of fiber optic cable along Interstate 87 and Route 11. As David Sommerstein reports, the speedy telecommunication lines will make the region more attractive to high-tech industries, but the project is still a few years from becoming reality.  Go to full article

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