Wayne County is expanding broadband access for its residents. Widely viewed as an essential part of life in 2021, leaders are close to finalizing a deal with Charter Communications, which operates Spectrum, to close all of the broadband gaps there.
Economic Development Director Brian Pincelli said Charter estimated cost around $14 million compared to the second-closest bidder, who said estimates would be close to $30 million.
High-speed internet bundles through Spectrum for Wayne County residents will apparently cost just $45. That even includes a television service bundle.
It’s a far cry from the prices Spectrum customers pay elsewhere. But the deal gets the job done.
“The obvious priority here (of the project) is to get every part of Wayne County serviced,” Pincelli told The Finger Lakes Times.
He called this the model of the future: Public-private partnership as opposed to municipal service.
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