Empire State Development has approved more than $14.5 million in New York State Broadband Grants to support nine projects that will expand access to broadband services for nearly 30,000 residents and more than 2,000 businesses across Upstate New York.
One of those receiving a grant is New Visions Communications, for Parish Broadband in Oswego County. That grant totals $1,999,584.
According to a press release, the state is committed to accelerating the availability, affordability, and utilization of broadband technologies in order to grow New York’s economy.
Access to the numerous benefits of broadband access, such as e-commerce, e-government, telemedicine and distance learning will result in job creation, improved healthcare, greater educational opportunities for students and teachers, and enhanced economic development, the press release states.