Greene County has initiated a broadband and cellular communications project to identify households and businesses without access to fiber or coaxial broadband service and to formulate a technical solution and its estimated cost to providing service.
The Greene County Legislature previously partnered with local Internet providers who received over $18 million in state grant funding through the three year NYS Broadband Program with a total investment of $25 million. This funding went entirely to providers to significantly expand access across the county. This effort is another push to eliminate coverage gaps across the county, and the support of the legislature will put Greene County in the best position to access Federal and State funding available as part of pandemic recovery legislation.
– Patrick S. Linger, Chair – Greene County Legislature
The online broadband survey is pertinent to homes and businesses both with and without access. Respondents will enter an address, indicate whether it is for a home or business, then proceed to a survey designed to collect information on demand for services unique to their location. Residents who also have an at-home business should take the business survey as well as the home survey.
Residents without Internet access at home can and are encouraged to take the survey. Residents who do not have internet at home, can take the survey at a connected location (such as a public library) by entering their home address. The survey is also accessible via any mobile device. Residents may also request paper copies of the survey by calling 518-719-3270 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents with Internet access are strongly encouraged to assist neighbors and family members without access in completing the survey, either online or by downloading and printing a paper copy and returning it completed to the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Planning, 411 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414
The survey can be accessed at https://www.greenebroadband.com/ until August 31st, 2021.
Find Out More about Broadband Services available from the companies serving Greene County homes and businesses by clicking on the images below.
|State Tel is based in Coxsackie NY, and provides Fiberoptic Broadband in the Greene County towns along the Hudson River, as well as DSL service via its phone lines. See State Tel Coverage by location|
|Mid-Hudson provides service to zip codes in the towns of Ashland, Athens, Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie, Durham, Greenville, New Baltimore and Windham. See Mid-Hudson Coverage by location|
|MTC provides connectivity to Catskill Mountain towns in the southwest corner of Greene County including Halcott, Lexington and parts of Jewett. See MTC Coverage by Location|
|Spectrum is a National provider that covers multiple states. In Greene County, service is available in the towns of Hunter and Jewett. See Spectrum Coverage by Location|
The NYS Broadband Program Office oversees the allocation of available state funding.
Residents can search for available Broadband Internet providers by clicking here
Eligible Households Can Sign Up for the Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit by clicking here