Issues: Broadband

Building Blocks

Despite the enormous economic and fiscal challenges facing New York and every other state across the nation, we can never stop focusing on and investing in the foundations of a successful future.  Put another way, state leaders have to set the right priorities and stay committed to them, no matter what.

In my view, New York’s foundations for the future include the continued development, enhancement, and maintenance of a first-class system of transportation;  the ongoing establishment of an educational system – from kindergarten through college – that’s second to none anywhere in America; and a more accessible, affordable, c0st-effective and efficient system of health care.

September 1, 2010
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Veteran, political aide is parade’s grand marshal

By MAURY THOMPSON-thompson@poststar.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:30 am

SOUTH GLENS FALLS - Dante Orsini was playing basketball at the Naval War College the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

“They interrupted the game at about halftime to tell us the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor,” said Orsini, a member of the Marine Corps Institute basketball team at the time.

May 27, 2010
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Little brings broadband interests together

By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: May 25, 2010

LAKE PLACID - With quite a few broadband projects at various stages around the North Country, state Sen. Betty Little brought them all together recently to find out where broadband access in the area has been, where it is now and where it's going.

To read more click HERE.

May 27, 2010
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Senator Betty Little, Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart Cohost Broadband Summit

Broadband Summit Held in Lake Placid

Cohosted by New York State CIO and State Senator Betty Little

ALBANY, NY (05/25/2010)(readMedia)-- On Friday, May 21, 2010, Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State Chief Information Officer and Director of the New York State Office for Technology and New York State Senator Betty Little co-hosted a Broadband Summit to talk about closing the North Country digital divide.

May 27, 2010
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Broadband summit planned for Lake Placid

Press-Republican,  May 19, 2010

LAKE PLACID — State Sen. Betty Little and Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State chief information officer and director of the Office for Technology, will co-host a broadband summit to talk about closing the North Country digital divide.

The public event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.

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May 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 124 CAP

May 11, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Broadband Summit May 21 in Lake Placid

   State Senator Betty Little and Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office for Technology, will co-host a broadband summit to talk about closing the North Country digital divide.

   The public event will be held Friday, May 21, 1 to 4 pm at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.  The goal of the program is to provide up-to-date information about existing broadband service, broadband construction projects underway, and future plans to develop broadband throughout the Adirondacks.

May 6, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, May 3, 2010 Room 124 CAP

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May 3, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 123 CAP

PLEASE NOTE TIME AND ROOM CHANGE The committee will consider the following nomination: Mark A. Willis as a Member of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

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April 27, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Room 124 CAP

April 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Griffo Says Broadband Cuts Hurt Upstate Jobs

(Albany) - State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today reacted with alarm to Albany’s plan to renege on a commitment for matching funds for sorely needed high-speed Internet access to North Country homes and businesses.

Senate and Assembly Democrats stripped $100 million in funding from the state budget for broadband matching grants, including at least $2 million that, together with federal stimulus funding, was planned for projects in rural St. Lawrence County, according to a story in today’s Journal News.

“Democrats called their plan a ‘roadmap,’ but cutting funds for programs that are tied to job growth and economic revitalization can only lead to a dead end for North Country jobs and businesses,” Griffo said.

April 7, 2010
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February 2, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Supports Public Radio

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (3rd from left) joined concerned elected officials and community residents in the fight to save public radio on the east end.  The future of WLIU-FM, an east end public radio station based at Stony Brook Southampton, was at risk when the station's owner, Long Island University, announced plans to sell.  The community has since gathered to form Peconic Public Broadcasting, Inc., with the intent of aquiring the station's license and assets to make sure the current programming will continue.

September 10, 2009
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Examples of Current Approaches to Rural Broadband Deployment

August 31, 2009
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