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Dryden Internet Provider Wins $8.9 Million Grant For Improved Internet 


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Dryden Fiber announced Monday that they have received $8.9 million in funding to improve internet and broadband access throughout the town.

The project dates back to nearly half a decade when a $25,000 feasibility study found overwhelming support for a publicly-owned internet system. Now, the towns of Dryden and Caroline will install nearly 125 miles of fiber optic line to reach over 2600 new locations. Underserved households in the town will finally have better access to high-speed internet, as well as the opportunities that come with it. 

The grant comes from New York State’s ConnectALL Office, through the Municipal Infrastructure Program. U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand made sure this funding was included with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Dryden Fiber looks to provide 5 to 10 times the speed of other internet service providers in the area.

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