rural broadband

John Smith / WAER News

Onondaga County is investing $100,000 to bridge the digital divide and lessen the impact of poverty. The tech pack program is run through the libraries and allows people to checkout a hotspot and a laptop computer for three weeks.

Scott Willis / WAER News

The state of New York is partnering with communication companies as part of a continuing effort to push broadband into more isolated areas.  Without broadband, people in these areas rely on dial-up internet, which means lower transfer speeds and available bandwidth.