For the last several years New York state residents have been promised access to high quality broadband access. Fast forward to present day and that promise has still yet to be fulfilled. Reports indicate that the New York State Comptroller’s office will be conducting an audit of the state’s broadband program due to complaints from residents over lack of access and lawmakers demanding to know what was achieved and what wasn't initiated. I have written many letters to the Governor’s office on this issue and my office continues to receive calls from constituents on a daily basis, expressing concerns about access to internet services, and the pandemic has only exacerbated this need. For too long, North Country residents have been left without this vital service and I thank and applaud Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli for investigating this issue.
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