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Worries About a Verizon Sale

State lawmakers and union leaders are concerned over the possible sale of Verizon's telephone landlines to speculative investors. They say phone service could severely deteriorate and many jobs could be lost. Karen DeWitt 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

Clinton To Tout North Country E-Commerce

Senator Hillary Clinton will make a swing through Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties Saturday. She'll unveil an initiative to promote locally made foods and crafts on the Internet. And she'll meet with Fort Drum's new commander. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Semiconductor Slump Forces Corning Canton Layoffs

Corning Incorporated in Canton will lay off about 20 people at the end of the month. The plant has avoided the massive layoffs seen at other Corning plants around the world. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

IBM Layoffs

The IBM Microelectronics Division plant in Essex Junction, Vermont cut 988 jobs yesterday. It's part of a companywide restructuring designed to focus on more profitable business areas. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

PSC Studies Rural Telecommunications

A study of rural areas by the Public Service Commission will demonstrate ways to improve access to telecommunications in the North Country. State Senator Jim Wright says rural communities continue to fall behind more populated areas in technological infrastructure.  Go to full article

APA Approves New Communications Tower Regulations

On Friday the Adirondack Park Agency approved a new policy that will guide construction of cell and broadcast towers in the mountains. Huge areas of the Park don't have cell phone service. Under the policy, new towers will face tough guidelines aimed at protecting scenery and limiting clutter. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Hand-held Cell Phone Ban Takes Effect

The first in the nation ban on hand-held cell phones while driving goes into effect in New York State today. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

APA Moves Forward with Cell Tower Guidelines

The Adirondack Park Agency has voted to move forward with a new policy that will guide construction of cell phone towers. Some critics say new towers may be unnecessary. The agency will hold a series of public hearings next month. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Schools Will Have Priority for New North Fiberoptic Link

David Sommerstein reports school districts in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties will be the first customers for a fiberoptics line that will bring high speed telecommunications to the North Country.  Go to full article

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