EDC President Jim Siplon Speaks on North Country Public Radio On Broadband Focus

Warren County EDC President and CEO Jim Siplon was interviewed recently by North Country Public Radio on the need for broadband in rural areas.

Here is an excerpt of the article on northpublicradio.org:

“What are the speeds that people are experiencing, what are they paying, can they afford it? All of those things are fundamental parts of the equation,” says Siplon.

Those data points are also fundamental to allocating a lot of new federal funds. The most recent COVID relief package included 7 billion dollars to bring more schools and libraries online. The Biden administration wants to pump another hundred billion into broadband as part of the infrastructure bill.

Warren County EDC feels strongly about bringing broadband to the North Country, and continues to research, advocate, and plan for expansion to bring this necessary service to everyone who needs it.

Listen to the full story here.