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Rural areas in Central New York will receive Verizon broadband access

Verizon has been selected by Onondaga County for offering broadband access in areas of Central New York that do not have it.

According to CNY Central, $11.1 million dollars will be used from the American Rescue Plan. Another $7 million will be invested by Verizon. Access will be provided for over 1,500 locations.

County Executive Ryan McMahon said that the county is proud of this initiative and is proud to deliver the service to rural residents.


Kevin Service, Senior Vice President of Wireline Network Operations for Verizon, explained that they work with Onondaga County.

“We are pleased to work with Onondaga County to achieve our common goal of increasing broadband access for unserved and underserved areas in the State,” Service said. “This project will significantly help to close the digital divide in that region.”

The Communications Workers of America supported Verizon’s bid.

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