Broadband internet and cellular coverage in Adirondacks topic of forum

Technologies like wireless communications and broadband Internet access are essential tools of business today, said Mike Elmendorf, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business. In order to maintain our competitiveness and ensure that New York's small businesses are able to thrive, expand and create new opportunities, it is critical that they have access to these resources in all areas of our state.

Improving wireless and broadband coverage to underserved communities in New York is essential to improving local economies, said Assemblyman Bill Reilich, R,C,I-Greece, steering committee chairman. The business and government leaders we spoke with today gave us valuable feedback on how we can help bring these needed services to all New Yorkers, regardless of where they live.

As part of their Road to Reform plan, Assembly Republicans have announced their support of expansion of advanced telecommunications services by improving broadband Internet coverage throughout New York.

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