Broadband

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Broadband internet is coming to the Seneca Nation's rural Cattaraugus Territory. Under a deal announced Thursday, the federal Agriculture Department will put up more than $4 million and the Nation will kick in $3 million to provide connections to 85% of the Southern Tier territory.

New York regulators have approved a settlement with Charter Communications resolving a dispute over rural broadband. The state's Public Service Commission endorsed the deal Thursday.

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Buffalo Public Schools and city government may soon be using the same glass fiber web lines to provide better and cheaper IT services for both.

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Every student in the Buffalo Public Schools system now has access to a computer.

The New York State Public Service Commission has laid down the law to Charter Communications - the parent company of Spectrum - in a scathing order, for failing to meet the terms set when Charter acquired Time Warner Cable in 2016.

The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday gave the green light to former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano. The PSC approved the sale of local broadband company Greenlight Networks to Golisano's Grand Oaks GLN, LLC. 

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New York has commitments for $670 million on extending broadband service to every part of the state to meet a promise by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sen. Rob Ortt says that is well and good, but he wants to know where money has been spent and where it will be spent.

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New York’s Broadband for All program hopes to bring broadband speed internet to the entire state by the end of 2018. This has led to an opportunity for local companies in rural areas, who are taking advantage of the state funds to expand to underserved customers.

$170M for broadband expansion coming Upstate

Jan 27, 2017
National Public Radio

New York State will get to keep $170 million in federal funding for broadband access after all.

Erie County

Erie County wants to know: How good is your internet service? It is looking to find out where it is good and where it needs help or might be non-existent.

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Community activists and elected officials are once again calling on Verizon to provide FiOS service in the City of Buffalo and they're looking to the New York State Public Service Commission for help. 

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The push for reliable high-speed broadband internet across the community continues, with a town hall meeting Thursday night in Cheektowaga.