ION Hold Co., LLC transferred to ION NewCo Corp.

ION Upstate New York Rural Broadband Initiative

The ION Upstate New York Rural Broadband Initiative proposes to build 10 new segments of fiber-optic, middle mile broadband infrastructure, serving more than 70 rural communities in upstate New York and parts of Pennsylvania and Vermont. The ION project plans to construct a 1,308-mile network to offer broadband speeds of one to 10 Gbps to serve more than 300 anchor institutions and immediately connect more than 100, including libraries, state and community colleges, state and county agencies, and health clinics. ION plans to extend its relationship with the New York State Office for Mental Health, along with the Basset Hospital and Healthcare System, to expand many of its telemedicine practices.

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$38,938,988
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A construction worker uses construction equipment to dig a hole for fiber.

ION NewCo Corp. deployed approximately 210 miles of fiber this quarter. As of June 30, 2013, ION has deployed more than 1,200 miles of fiber infrastructure as part of the ION Upstate New York Rural Broadband Initiative. The initiative plans to deploy 1,373-mile fiber network to bring affordable broadband service to more than 70 rural communities in upstate New York, and parts of Pennsylvania and Vermont. Once completed, the network will improve broadband service libraries, state and community colleges, government agencies, and health clinics. One of the initiative’s goals is to increase economic development in the region by providing affordable and reliable access to high-speed Internet service, including to more than 38,000 businesses.

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Construction along Route 40, Mount Airy, Virginia Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative – Southern Virginia

In March 2011, the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) began construction on 422 miles of...

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