Tupper Lake, New York, and the Development Authority of the North Country have received a $200,000 federal grant that will be used to expand fiber-optic broadband service to residents in the uptown area of city. Crews will install five and a half miles of fiber-optic cable that will connect 40 businesses, more than 100 residents and three public hotspots to broadband Internet. The project will serve as the foundation of future broadband expansion and improvement projects. The grant money comes from the Northern Border Regional Commission's rural broadband fund. Officials say the project should be complete by early 2021.
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