Please see the attached program description…
Please see the attached program description…
Hamilton County to see improved Internet
Oct 13, 2016
ALBANY – Frontier Communications was among the broadband project award recipients at the New NY Broadband Winners Conference and Awards Ceremony in Albany. Frontier was announced as a grant winner for the company’s work to expand broadband access across the state.
Frontier was awarded a total of six different grants covering four regions of New York. Approximately 3,318 households and businesses in the counties of Chenango, Fulton, Hamilton, Tioga and Warren will be impacted by Frontier’s broadband projects. Specific census blocks in these counties represent “unserved areas” with broadband speeds under 25 MBPS; and “underserved areas” currently with speeds less than 100 MBPS. Frontier will be deploying fiber-to-the-home and will deliver speeds as fast as 100 MBPS to the impacted areas. The New York State Grant Assistance totals 80 percent of the required network build-out funding, or approximately $3.3 million. Frontier will also invest approximately $835,000 of its own capital to complete the projects.
“Expanding access to broadband is critical to ensuring our region can compete in a 21st Century economy,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21). “Broadband access touches everything from commerce to healthcare to education, and this award will play an important role in the delivery of this vital service to our families and businesses. I congratulate Frontier Communications on this award and commend Governor Cuomo for making access to broadband a priority.”
“Seeing Hamilton County’s decade long crusade for broadband coming to fruition through our partnership with Frontier Communications and Governor Cuomo is extraordinary!” observed William G. Farber, Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. “Broadband is no longer a luxury; it is the critical infrastructure necessary for success. The people of Hamilton County share in the excitement of this award, as we will be the benefactors for years to come. On their behalf, I offer my thanks to Frontier Communications and Governor Cuomo.”
Unserved Areas: Town of Wells, Town of Lake Pleasant, Town of Indian Lake, Village of Speculator
• Census Blocks Served: 105
• Households Served: 1928 | Total Units Served: 2096
• NYS Grant Amount: $1,702,246 | Frontier Investment: $ 425,562
• Total Project Costs: $2,127,808
Underserved Area: Town of Indian Lake
• Census Blocks Served: 3
• Households Served: 188 |Total Units Served: 216
• NYS Grant Amount: $129,634| Frontier Investment: $ 32,409
• Total Project Costs: $162,043
On behalf of the Indian Lake Community Development Corporation and the Indian Lake Theater, we want to thank Chef James Hudson of the Loghouse Restaurant at Garnet Hill Lodge and barVino, owner Anna Bowers for helping to make Mountain Kitchen Companion, our joint fundraiser on October 16 at the IL Theater, a great success!
Chef James talked extensively about access to, and the use of, local, organic, sustainable produce, poultry and meat products. He gave tips on how to find and use seasonal products while preparing the items and shared menus. Ms. Bowers shared information on New York wines and provided samples of Slybro late harvest cider from Hick’s Orchard in Granville NY, Suhru Shiraz from North Fork of Long Island NY, and Standing Stone Riesling from Hector Winery in Seneca Lake, NY which paired with the food. The menu consisted of Butternut Squash Bisque with Roasted Root Vegetables and Fennel Frond Garnish; Braised Venison Shank with Honey Glazed Parsnips and Carrots finished with Shiraz Reduction; Foraged Crab Apple Tart Tatin with Rosemary Crust, Nettle Meadows Fromage Fraiche Quenelle and Maple Knoll Farm Syrup Reduction.
Food items were provided by Nettle Meadow Farm, Coleman’s Fare, Oscar’s Smokehouse, Maple Knoll Farm, New Moon Farms, and Sysco.
Over 50 attendees enjoyed the afternoon of sampling and watching professionals prepare the food items along with the wine! A split screen video feed provided the guests with a close up view of the meal demonstration.
We would also like to thank all the volunteers and participants for coming out to make the afternoon a great success!!
Sue Montgomery Corey, Director, Indian Lake Theater
Marti Evanoff, Secretary, Indian Lake Community Development Corporation
Co-chairs, (First) Mountain Kitchen Companion