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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

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