Onondaga County Legislature Releases 15 Million For Broadband Investment

Syracuse, N.Y. - The Onondaga County Legislature has approved the spending of 15 million dollars to fund broadband in the County.

Now that its approved the county will issue Request for Proposals to find a company to work with.

The fifteen million dollar investment will focus on building infrastructure and high speed internet services to the unserved areas of the county. The project will also bring high speed internet, including low income plans to lower income residents in rural communities.

County Executive McMahon said, “We have always known there has been a digital divide in our County, especially in our rural communities. This divide was exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic making things like school and work even more challenging for thousands of families."

McMahon said with the release of the funds they will finally bring broadband to suburban and rural communities and bridge the digital divide.

Selective focus at router. Internet router on working table with blurred man connect the cable at the background. Fast and high speed internet connection from fiber line with LAN cable connection.

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