July 2016: Business Briefcase

MEDIA

Community Broadcasters expands into Florida

Watertown-based Community Broadcasters, LLC, has purchased four signals from Apex Broad Broadcasting, Inc., in the Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Fla., market and filed for transfer of the licenses pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission in June. [Read more…]

Schumer: NNY may lose $4.5 million in federal funds for broadband expansion

The Federal Communications Commission plans to send $170 million in unused federal funds slated to expand Internet access in upstate New York to other states. [Read more…]

Westelcom needs status as rural carrier to deploy broadband in NNY

Westelcom doesn’t have the cash flow needed to invest in deploying broadband Internet because it was reclassified last year as an urban telecommunications carrier, and elected federal officials are pushing to get the company’s rural status back. [Read more…]