NICHOLS, N.Y. (WENY) - The town of Nichols, New York is inviting the public to learn more about the New York State "Connect-ALL" project.

The meeting will take place on Thursday August 4th at 7 PM at the Nichols Fire District Community Hall.

Nichols has been named one of four communities to take part in New York State's "Connect-ALL" program. The program is aimed at bringing affordable broadband internet access to rural communities across the state.

The funding for the "ConnectALL" program will allow Southern Tier Network to build a 35-mile open access network to reach un served and under served households.

LeeAnn Tinney, Director of Tioga County Economic Development & Planning said, "Access to high-speed broadband is critically important for economic development. Working to make highspeed broadband availability in Nichols a reality is possible due to strategic partnerships. When NYS ConnectALL funds became available, the Town of Nichols was well-positioned to partner with the Southern Tier Network, the New York Power Authority, and Tioga County. Our goal is
for this project to serve as a collaborative model for future projects."

The network will collaborate with Tioga County, the Town of Nichols, and New York Power Authority to complete the project.

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