Broadband Expansion http://wamc.org en Net Neutrality At Issue http://wamc.org/post/net-neutrality-issue <p>Advocates for a free Internet in New York and around the country have been holding hastily-called meetings to analyze a move by the FCC chairman that appears to threaten “net neutrality” by allowing some companies to offer higher speeds at higher prices.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 03:00:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 89034 at http://wamc.org Net Neutrality At Issue Adirondack Communities Search For Ways To Expand Broadband http://wamc.org/post/adirondack-communities-search-ways-expand-broadband <p>The City of Glens Falls has given a green light to a company that will expand a fiber optic network to bring broadband internet to more subscribers. But other rural communities are taking a different direction.</p><p></p><p>This week the Glens Falls Common Council voted in favor of a measure that paves the way for company First Light Fiber to wrap fiber-optic high-speed internet cable on existing utility lines.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:22:10 +0000 Lucas Willard 75365 at http://wamc.org Adirondack Communities Search For Ways To Expand Broadband Senator Outlines Priorities For New York Farms http://wamc.org/post/senator-outlines-priorities-new-york-farms <p>As the Farm Bill moves through the Senate Agriculture Committee as early as this week, then on to full Senate consideration, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a teleconference today in which she outlined her priorities for the legislation to strengthen New York State’s agriculture industry and rural communities.</p><p>Gillibrand, New York’s first member of the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly four decades, put together a letter, signed by 32 other senators, to cut crop insurance subsidies and hold off any food stamp cuts.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:43:59 +0000 Dave Lucas 64084 at http://wamc.org Senator Outlines Priorities For New York Farms Fiber Optic High-Speed Internet Will Come to Western Mass. in March http://wamc.org/post/fiber-optic-high-speed-internet-will-come-western-mass-march <p></p><p>A public economic development institute in Massachusetts has released a detailed map of when areas of Western Massachusetts will be connected with a federally funded high-speed internet fiber optic network. The first segments will be operational in the coming months.</p><p></p><p>At a community meeting in Great Barrington on Tuesday evening, Judy Dumont, and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative announced that the first segments of the fiber-optic MassBroadband 123 network will be lit up this March.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56829 at http://wamc.org Fiber Optic High-Speed Internet Will Come to Western Mass. in March Broadband Funding Available to Berkshire Businesses http://wamc.org/post/broadband-funding-available-berkshire-businesses <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Small businesses in the Berkshires are being encouraged to apply for a grant that would allow them to expand their use of technology and broadband internet. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>Between now and January 31<sup>st</sup>, some small businesses in the Berkshires are eligible to apply for funding that would serve to expand their use of broadband technology. The initiative is managed by the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation, or PERC.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53798 at http://wamc.org Broadband Funding Available to Berkshire Businesses Additional Broadband Grants Approved for Vermont http://wamc.org/post/additional-broadband-grants-approved-vermont <p>Vermont officials this week announced a new round of grants that will move the state closer to a universal broadband network across the state.<br> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 47259 at http://wamc.org