(Daily Star, The (Oneonta, NY) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Feb. 22--More than $550,000 in grant funding for the Otsego County Wireless Network was part of the more than $9 million in New York State Broadband Grants announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday in a media release.
The grants by Empire State Development will support five projects that will expand access to broadband services for approximately 33,000 households, 4,500 businesses and 55 community anchor institutions across the upstate area.
"Under our Connect NY Broadband Grant program and the Regional Economic Development Councils, we are supporting projects that will connect New Yorkers and businesses to much-needed internet access," Governor Cuomo said.
"Expanding our telecommunications infrastructure is one way we can grow local economies and improve the quality of life for New Yorkers," Cuomo said.
The projects approved will allow providers to invest in communities and connect local businesses with new markets, marking significant progress in efforts to bring broadband access to underserved areas.
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