– By Gabriel Pietrorazio
Why does a $10.3 million broadband grant matter for Yates County?
With employees working from home becoming a common industry practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nonnie Flynn, the treasurer and administrator for Yates County reflects on obtaining a grant award in the amount of $10.3 million from the Re-Connect Program, which is dispersed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That grant brings the promise of broadband connectivity to some of the most-rural parts of the region.
Today on the show, a look at that program, and how it will impact one of the most-rural communities in Upstate New York.
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