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LEWIS | Emergency communication needs assessment began in Essex County with a brief study in 2001, before Sept. 11. Read more

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WILLSBORO | All locations awaiting high-speed broadband in Willsboro are poised to be wired by the end of next year, according to providers. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Just six weeks after promising to shake up the local news industry, WIPS News is now the subject of a criminal investigation. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Following Dylan Ratigan’s appearance on national television last week, Democratic candidates are appealing to MSNBC for equal time. Read more

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MONTPELIER | Last week, Gov. Phil Scott signed Executive Order No. 02-18, which directs the Agency of Administration to ensure that all state contracts with internet providers include net neutrality protections. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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WILMINGTON | The state announced $103 million in funding to provide broadband for the North Country last week. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order to protect net neutrality in New York. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The state has a year until their self-imposed deadline to provide universal broadband access for all New Yorkers. Read more

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed net neutrality laws last week, a measure that will undoubtedly change the way people across the U.S. interact with the internet — especially here in the remote North Country. Read more

Editorials

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WASHINGTON, D.C. | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) said Thursday’s vote means Congress must now act as a bulwark against the potential erosion of an open internet. Read more

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WHALLONSBURG | Candidate offers stump speech, therapy session to small crowd of progressive activists in Whallonsburg Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) is reintroducing a pair of bills designed to boost broadband for farmers and rural residents. Read more

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SARANAC | Bringing broadband to rural Clinton County, combating the opiate crisis and promoting bipartisanship at the county level. Read more

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ALBANY | Charter Communications will forgo $13 million in state reimbursements after failing to build out their cable network as required as part of last year’s merger with Time Warner Cable. Read more

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WATERTOWN | Westelcom Networks has announced that the company had completed a major network enhancement, expanding its core bandwidth 10 times its previous network capacity. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | Nearly six months after the most recent round of state broadband grants was awarded, progress remains at a standstill in Keene. Read more

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INDIAN LAKE — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited with Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce members last week to discuss her office’s efforts to secure more broadband funding for the Adirondacks. Read more

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Air travel is amazing.  Wait…no, that should read air travel is awful and has been for years. Read more

Editorials

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WESTPORT — At least 12,300 homes and businesses across the North Country will benefit from the latest round of state broadband grants. Read more

The Sun

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AUSABLE — As federal lawmakers returned to their districts last week to engage in rough and tumble town halls, state lawmakers encountered more mild turf. Read more

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