REDC Funds $2.9 Million Delaware County Broadband Initiative

  • DTC Cable
  • Delaware County Broadband Initiative
  • Delaware County Electric Cooperative
  • MTC Cable
  • Regional Economic Development Council (REDC)
ALBANY, NY — The latest round of funding from New York State's Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) includes $2.9 million for the Delaware County Broadband Initiative. This project presents a unique collaboration of telecommunications providers, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, and two economic development agencies in a partnership to extend broadband availability to the unserved residents and businesses located in the rural Delaware County Region of New York State. MTC Cable, a subsidiary of the Margaretville Telephone Company, proposes to partner with DTC Cable, a subsidiary of the Delhi Telephone Company, along with the Delaware County Electric Cooperative to extend 213 miles of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) facilities, encompassing more than 1,800 un-served residents in eight municipalities.

A centerpiece of the Governor's strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were established in 2011 to transform the state's approach to economic development from a top-down model to one that is community-based and performance-driven. The initiative empowers community, business, and academic leaders, as well as members of the public in each region of the state, to develop strategic plans specifically tailored to their region's unique strengths and resources in order to create jobs, improve quality of life and grow the economy.


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