The Town of Long Island Broadband Exploratory Committee was set up by the a vote of the Board of Selectmen on December 3rd 2015. The purpose of this committee is:
“To explore the options for and feasibility of creating a broadband high speed internet access system for Long Island”.
After working for 2 years the committee put together a detailed broadband plan for the island and got a preliminary cost from Axiom Technologies for implementing it. About the time we published the plan Consolidated Communications (formerly Fairpoint) upgraded their DSL internet service on Long Island. With the Consolidated DSL upgrades most Long Islanders were satisfied with their internet service making the need to improve internet access less urgent. As a result BBEC suspended regular meetings.
Recently there has been renewed interest in broadband for Long Island and the committee has started meeting again.