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Chamber Of Commerce Hears Presentation On Expanding Broadband In The Region

January 19th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee, on Wednesday, listened to a presentation on the concept of expanding broadband in the region.  Joanne Hovis, President of Columbia Telecommunications Corp., was the guest speaker. Hovis is the consultant for Allegany County's Broadband Feasibility Study funded by a grant agreement between the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Allegany County Board of Education. The Broadband Feasibility Study will help Allegany County determine how to increase broadband availability throughout the county.  Chamber Executive Director Stu Czapski said that the lack of robust broadband access impacts the community in education, economic development and community support services…

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