Officials in Windham concede telecommunication capabilities in the community are NOT likely to improve in the immediate future...
Recovery has been a slow process in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which devastated the Greene County town a few years ago.
Spotty cellular phone service has been an ongoing problem; officials say plans to build a network of cell towers is in the works, but will take years to unfold at a cost of millions.
Assemblyman Pete Lopez is looking for an alternative solution that could be fast-tracked.
An $893,000 Homeland Security grant the county received to build one of three inter-operability towers linking Greene, Schoharie and Delaware counties came with the caveat: no private carriers such as T-mobile or Verizon, allowed. Town council members will get an update when they next meet on October 24.