Almanack Contributor Dave Wolff

Dave Wolff

Dave Wolff is a Saranac Lake native and lives at the family homestead on Lake Kiwassa. He retired from IBM in 2006 after 31 years in sales and consulting. For seven years Dave has hosted the AdkAction.org Monthly Broadband Call for professionals and officials working to improve Adirondack broadband. Dave graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics from Trinity College and earned an MBA from Dartmouth College and an master’s in computer science from VPI. Both Dave and his wife are 46ers.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Localities Can Help Boost Slow Adirondack Broadband Speeds

Most Adirondackers spend a lot of time twiddling their thumbs in frustration with internet download speeds so slow they would be laughable in most American cities and many countries around the world.

 

There is something we and our public officials can do about the problem, but time is running out.  August 15 is the deadline for proposals from internet providers to compete for improvement projects paid from a pot of state money that could help a great deal. Up for grabs is over $400 million reserved for areas which the state considers “unserved” and “underserved” by broadband internet speed.

 

Guess what region of the state has the highest percentage of households defined as “unserved?” You got it. Us, the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.