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Rural broadband bill passes Senate

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A proposed tax credit to foster the spread of high-speed Internet to rural areas made its way through the state Senate last week. Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses would be reimbursed to private citizens and small businesses that pool their resources to pay a broadband provider to deploy into their underserved community. The proposal, which is bipartisan and whose co-sponsors include Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, and Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, is designed to be a continuation of ...

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June 18, 2013
5:28 p.m.

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When one chooses to live "in the boondocks", why should you expect others to pay for the modern conveniences that you supposedly scorned so much as to move away from them?
I suppose water systems, sewage, and sidewalks will eventually be demanded as well.