Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Local Broadband Symposium Planned for North Creek

DSL service in Adirondack Park The Town of Johnsburg is set to host a Broadband Symposium on March 15th at 6:30 pm in The Tannery Pond Community Center, to review the results since February 2018 of the new NY Broadband Program in Warren County.

The presentations will focus on customers connected, new customer connections being made, and future plans by Frontier Communications, Slic Network Solutions, and HughesNet.

The Town of Johnsburg CDC and the Town of Johnsburg Economic Development Committee are sponsoring this second symposium and welcoming back the three broadband providers to discuss their accomplishments over the past year and their plans for the upcoming year.

This second Broadband Symposium will cover the Warren County Towns of Chester, Johnsburg, Thurman and Stony Creek. Each of the towns will be represented by their respective Supervisors: Craig Leggett of Chester, Andrea Hogan of Johnsburg, Cynthia Hyde of Thurman, and Stony Creek’s Frank Thomas. Residents of those communities are also invited to attend to understand which providers are bringing service to their street, what services will be provided, and whom residents should contact to initiate service.

Symposium participants will include Jan VanDeCarr, Government and External Affairs Manager for Frontier Communications; Kevin Lynch, VP for Technical Operations and COO for Slic Network Soiutions; and a representative from HughesNet.

Each representative will be given time to review their company’s service area footprint in the three towns, describe the services being offered, and answer questions about new services.

The evening will be moderated by Dave Wolff of AdkAction. After a 31-year career with IBM, Wolff retired to his hometown of Saranac Lake, where he helped found AdkAction and is now the Chair of its Broadband Committee. AdkAction’s mission is to create projects that address unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the character of the Adirondacks.

The Tannery Pond Community Center is located at 228 Main St, North Creek. For more information about the event contact Town of Johnsburg Secretary at (518) 251-2421 ext. 2 or Laurie Prescott Arnheiter at Hudson River Trading Co at (518) 251-4461.

Map of DSL service in Adirondack Park, highlighting Johnsburgh, Thurman, and Stony Creek courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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