rural communities http://wrvo.org en Maffei wants expanded broadband access in rural central New York http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-wants-expanded-broadband-access-rural-central-new-york <p>Bringing broadband Internet access to rural central New York is on the list of items that Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei says he would like to get done. Maffei, a Democrat, says the move to bring broadband to the area isn't just about having a faster connection to do Google searches, but building sustainable economic and informational growth.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48744 at http://wrvo.org Maffei wants expanded broadband access in rural central New York Upstate universities to focus on rural veterans issues http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-universities-focus-rural-veterans-issues <p>Upstate social work programs are aiming to provide better rural services for veterans and their families. Universities from across upstate New York, including in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany and Syracuse, are taking part in a program funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to train students in remote areas. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:49:20 +0000 Kate O'Connell 28984 at http://wrvo.org Schumer fights for a provision to the farm bill http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-fights-provision-farm-bill <p>New York Senator Charles Schumer called on the House of Representatives to pass a provision of the farm bill that he says would allow more grants and loans for more than 60 rural upstate New York communities.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:18:41 +0000 Catherine Loper 22382 at http://wrvo.org Schumer fights for a provision to the farm bill