March 18, 2011

Special meeting on broadband towers

The Ithaca Journal seems to have moved legal notices to stories, noting that the Dryden Town Board will be having a meeting on Tuesday morning to discuss permits for Clarity Connect's wireless broadband.

I've written about this project before - New York State awarded Clarity Connect $430,000 to build a wireless broadband network in Dryden, with the Town of Dryden and TC3 as partners. There's been one extension on the grant already, and it seemed pretty clear at Wednesday night's meeting that the project needs to be approved and in motion before the end of this month for the grant money to come through.

Even in the past couple of years, the technology needed to provide the service has improved. It's only a three-tower project now (plus some telephone pole repeaters), down from the original seven twelve. Those towers would be an existing site on Beam Hill Road, as well as new towers on Midline and Bone Plain roads.

Posted by simon at March 18, 2011 8:33 AM in ,
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