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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
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

Villages Go Wi-Fi in St. Lawrence County

Several villages in the North Country are trying to go wireless. Canton, Gouverneur, and Heuvelton are among the communities that want to use a public fiberoptic line to install wi-fi hotspots. They would allow residents and businesses to get broadband internet access without using phone or cable lines. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

NY to Crackdown on Internet Cigarette Sales

The State Tax Commissioner says the Pataki Administration will crack down on residents who buy tax-free cigarettes over the Internet on web sites run by Native American tribes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
DANC's telecommunications network
DANC's telecommunications network

North Country E-Commerce Plugging In

Construction is underway on a 450 mile network of high-speed fiberoptic lines to link towns in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties. Also, Senator Hillary Clinton will visit Clarkson University Labor Day weekend to announce the expansion of another e-commerce program. The Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative helps local businesses market and sell on E-Bay and other Internet sites. Karen St. Hillaire directs the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. She told David Sommerstein the first year of the program was a success.  Go to full article

Study: North Country Suffers from Low Internet Visibility

Creating a website may be one of the best ways to showcase what a region or community has to offer. But a team of researchers at SUNY Plattsburgh has published a study showing that many North Country communities aren't taking advantage of the Internet. Jody Tosti spoke with one of the members of the Community Web Visibility project about how important a good website can be for tourism and economic development.  Go to full article

Study Finds Website Info Not a Threat

Federal officials began taking information off government websites after the September 11th attacks. They feared terrorists would use the information to plan future attacks. Now, a new study says much of that information wouldn't be useful to terrorists. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush explains.  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

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