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Broadband expansion project to begin soon

Oct 26, 2013 12:02 am
Brian Hubert is reporting in The Daily Mail more Greenville residents will soon have broadband Internet access as Mid Hudson Cablevision is preparing to expand its services. The expansion project will bring high-speed Internet and cable television will get underway in November. The first phase of the expansion will bring service to West Road by the end of the year. Work on O'Hara Road, Shipley Road, Cedar Lane and Carter Bridge Road will be completed by mid-2014. Kathleen Whitley-Harm, head of Concerned Citizens for Better Broadband in Greene County, is encouraged by the expansion, but said the organization will continue to advocate for 100 percent coverage countywide. She said many areas of the county, especially communities located away from the New York State Thruway and on the mountain lack access to DSL or high-speed cell networks, much less cable broadband or FIOS. Whitley-Harm said, “Broadband Internet is as important to 21st century life as electricity was in the 20th century." Read the full story in The Daily Mail.