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Murphy gets Mid-Hudson Cable $3 million for broadband in Greene and Columbia counties

Aug 04, 2010 4:40 pm
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Scott Murphy at Coxsackie Senior Center April 1, 2010."][/caption]Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) announced today that Mid-Hudson Cablevision will receive $3,473,919 in USDA funding for rural broadband infrastructure projects. Murphy sent letters and made calls in support of Mid-Hudson's application, in addition to working with the USDA. Murphy says the funding will allow Mid-Hudson Cablevision to expand coverage in Columbia and Greene counties, specifically the Towns of Ashland, Jewett, Lexington, Cairo, Catskill, Windham, Coxsackie and New Baltimore in Greene County, and The Towns of Taghkanic, Copake, Claverack, Ghent, Chatham, Hillsdale and Austerlitz in Columbia County. "Expanding rural broadband in our Upstate communities is key to building businesses and creating jobs,” said Rep. Murphy in a press release. “This project will benefit everyone from farmers and small businesses looking to sell their products online, to volunteer firefighters needing high-speed Internet to keep the public safe.” In Murphy's press release, James Reynolds, president of Mid-Hudson Cablevision, said, “This government support will help make it possible to extend service to rural marketplaces that would otherwise be very difficult reach.”