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Moriah requests DSL

PORT HENRY The Moriah town board would like more of its constituents to have access to high speed internet. Trustees voted to request Verizon DSL service for the community during their Oct. 9 meeting. Weve had a lot of requests from people who would like high speed internet, but who dont have access to cable (television), Supervisor Tom Scozzafava explained. Approximately half the town of Moriah lacks cable television service, so high speed internet service via cable is not available, the supervisor noted. Verizon, which provides local telephone service to the community, does not offer DSL digital subscriber line in Moriah. DSL technology provides a dedicated digital circuit between a residence and a telephone companys central office that links to high speed internet. Besides improving internet connection speed, DSL allows use of a phone while online. Scozzafava noted there have been several clusters of new homes built outside hamlets areas in Moriah. Those homeowners would like improved internet services. Hopefully we can get Verizon to look at the community and provide the service, Scozzafava said. I know things are becoming much more competitive in this (internet) field, so I hope we see an expansion of services to Moriah.

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