The deadline for the final round of funding for New York’s Broadband Program is Tuesday.
The funding will cover projects for the last two percent of the state. These are some of the most remote areas, where the terrain can be rough and population is sparse. Jeff Golden works for HaefleTV, a small telecom company in Spencer, New York. He said the public investment is needed for these areas.
“There isn’t a version of this story where these are areas that are going to be covered via private investment,” Golden said.