CHENANGO COUNTY – Officials from around Chenango County participated in a presentation from internet infrastructure experts to help keep them informed and to begin taking steps to improve high-speed internet accessibility for everyone in the area.
According to Chenango County Planning Director Shane Butler, the opportunity to learn more about internet and consider the potential challenges was provided by Southern Tier 8 Regional Board, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board and Southern Tier Network with the help of the County Planning Departments, the County IDAs, Broome Tioga BOCES and the Appalachian Regional Commission.
He said Jen Greggory from Southern Tier 8 and Chelsea Robertson from Southern Tier Central were key individuals in making the event possible. He added that the event was about two hours long, and had officials from municipalities all throughout Chenango County.
“The goal of the meeting was to better inform local government officials, and to bring together people who want a better internet infrastructure in our area,” said Butler. “The main speaker, Bob Knight talked about the different types of internet, case studies that showed investments into internet infrastructure lead to a better economy, and potentially challenges.”