Photo: Sullivan Broadband Local Development Corporation Chairman and Legislator Michael Brooks, standing, last updated the Upper Delaware Council on broadband expansion at the August 4, 2022 meeting.
NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hear an “Update on the Sullivan County Wireless Broadband Network” by current Sullivan County Legislator and Sullivan Broadband Local Development Corporation Chairman Michael Brooks, and Lorne Green, commissioner of the Division of Information Technology Services, on Thursday, December 7, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Upper Delaware Council office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY and by Zoom.
Sullivan County recently began the first county to establish a public-private partnership with Archtop Fiber of Kingston, NY to provide high-speed broadband internet to a significant part of the county, including homes and businesses that currently lack service.
Installation of the multi-gig fiber optic network is projected to start in 2024, potentially using a micro-trenching method rather than relying solely on utility pole infrastructure. Fiber technology is capable of offering upload and download speeds of up to 10Gbps.
The UDC’s monthly meeting to follow the presentation will include status reports from the Delaware River Basin Commission, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, National Park Service, and the UDC Executive Director; discussion of old and new business; and public comment.
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