Windstream has picked up some government support in upstate New York. The Arkansas-based service provider has been awarded $2.7M as part of Phase 3 of the New NY Broadband Program.
The company will be putting those funds to work along with $674K of its own to bring broadband to rural areas of Bemus Point, Clymer, Ellington, Jamestown, Lakewood, Panama, Sinclairville, and Steadman. Some 751 locations will have access to broadband of 25Mbps or better as a result.
While not big in the grand scheme of things, this one has personal relevance for me given that a rural area of Bemus Point is one of my own family's, shall we say, ancestral homes. I still have plenty of family in the region. It's about time! And it only took government funding of 80% of the project, haha.
Anyhow, now back to your regular programming.