Lowe said his organization would be seeking other sources of funding for their six-county broadband plans.
Northern New York wasn't entirely ignored in the most recent federal broadband awards doling out stimulus funds.
The grants announced included a $642,000 award to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to fund five new public computer centers with 60 workstations to provide career training to about 500 users each week.
Lowe said CBN Connect's board of directors, at their upcoming October meeting, will be discussing the prospects of broadband in the North Country in light of the grant denial.
"We're still assessing what our next steps are," he said.
Jon Alexander of WNBZ Radio News contributed to this report.