Clarity Connect is awarded Broadband Grant
On March 5th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State will award $25 million in funding to expand high-speed Internet access in rural upstate and underserved urban areas of New York through the Connect NY Broadband Grant Program. Clarity Connect was awarded $2,216,000 for the Tompkins and Cayuga Counties Last Mile Coverage project. This project is a multi-region project serving the Central New York and Southern Tier regions. This project leverages existing tower infrastructure to provide broadband services to the unserved portions of the Towns of Ulysses, Enfield, Newfield, Danby, Groton, Lansing, Ledyard, Genoa, Venice, Scipio, Niles, Sempronius, and Summerhill in Cayuga and Tompkins County. The project will also upgrade DSL services increasing existing speeds.
It will take about a year for the project to be entirely implemented. The timing of service availability in a given neighborhood will be determined in part by the number of people who sign up in that area. Higher signup rates will be turned up first so encourage your neighbors to signup now!