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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

Saving energy and making the Internet greener

One industry that's not suffering in the economic downturn is information technology. The demand for IT keeps growing. That's good, but the environmental consequences worry some people. Turns out the Internet is not "carbon free." Internet searches and data storage use an increasing amount of energy. Julie Grant reports on how some companies are making their IT more environmentally friendly, and saving money in the process.  Go to full article
Molly Ames, Ruby Sprowls and armloads of local farm and artisan products.
Molly Ames, Ruby Sprowls and armloads of local farm and artisan products.

Pitching "Buy Local" to a wider audience

Another round of advertising classes for farmers, artists and small business owners begins later this month. The "Marketing for Profit" course teaches business planning, e-commerce, financing and website development. Ruby Sprowls, with the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County's Molly Ames stopped by to show Todd Moe some examples of local success stories. They say the course, taught in classrooms and on-line, is creating global market opportunities for North Country artisans and agricultural entrepreneurs.  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

Red kettles in cyberspace

The Salvation Army is bringing its bell ringing to the web. The relief group is known for its holiday season bells and red donation buckets near shopping malls. It's now putting the red kettle on line. Martha Foley has more.  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

Spitzer brings $2.25 million for Plattsburgh projects

Governor Eliot Spitzer traveled to Plattsburgh yesterday to unveil new funding for two big projects, the Plattsburgh International Airport and the community broadband internet network. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Protecting purchases made on the web

If you order goods or services over the Internet in New York, you now have greater consumer protections under a new law pushed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and passed by the legislature. Karen DeWitt reports.  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

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