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Municipal broadband in the works for town of Dryden

A community in Tompkins County is working on bringing municipal broadband to town.

It’s the town of Dryden and an undertaking that started in 2019 is continuing. The Tompkins Weekly reports that the goal, according to local officials, is to bring fiber optic broadband to each household in Dryden.

The total cost of the project is approximately $14.5 million. There’s about $3 million in federal grants and funding from bonds that remains to be determined.

Most of the town has access to broadband, but the speed and quality is inconsistent. Town leaders hope that this levels the playing field.

RELATED READ: Inside Dryden’s plan to bring broadband to the town and village (Tompkins Weekly)