Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How to Spend Money, Ours!

It was not enough for the FEDs under the Stimulus to dump billions into broadband, with questionable results at best, but now NY State appears to be jumping in as well with State Taxpayer money.

The New Yrok Broadband plan will, it appears, give away some $500 million to build out broadband. They state:

Governor Cuomo has launched the largest and most ambitious investment in statewide broadband deployment in the country. Through the creation of the $500 million New NY Broadband Program, the State of New York will incentivize broadband provide rs to expand and upgrade networks to ensure that they reach all underserved and unserved communities in the State . The Program is designed to ensure that every New Yorker has access to high - speed Internet . The Program will be implemented by the end of 2018.

They also do address wireless which we believe is the only solution to such areas as rural New York State. BUT, who has the license? You just can't do wireless, you need a license, and most have been given out already. Any why 25 Mbps and 100 Mbps. I am always amazed at why someone who decides to live in the wilderness need our taxpayer money for 100 Mbps access when they most likely do not have indoor toilets!

Perhaps a state voter referendum would help here.