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Brant announces Time Warner update

BRANT — The town of Brant’s near six-year back-and-forth with Time Warner Cable® is close to an end, as that company has agreed to add new poles and lines, in an effort to bring cable to the Brant residents who have not yet been able to get it.

Construction time has been estimated at approximately three months, with service being added to roughly 19 homes from Route 249, to Brant-North Collins Road, to Mile Block Road.

“Time Warner told me that, by spring, they should be working on this,” Town Supervisor Leonard Pero said. “Right now, we are playing the waiting game, but we are right at the top of the list.”

Time Warner will not be able to build on Mile Block Road itself, from Cain Road to Route 249, and Route 249 to Halley, as it would require a new fiber node to be constructed; the build itself does not meet the 35 homes per mile requirement.

“We’re always trying to do these things for our residents,” Pero said. “It’s always nice to accomplish a goal we set.”

Funding for the new project comes as part of the $25 million “Connect New York” Broadband grant program, which, according to Time Warner, is “focused on deploying last mile, high speed broadband services to underserved areas.”

“Since Brant is a small community, there are a lot of amenities that haven’t come to some parts of our town,” Pero said. “We’ve been trying to bring cable service to our community for a long time and, through continued negotiations with Time Warner, we were able to obtain coverage in this area. We will continue to negotiate and try to bring more cable to more of our community.”

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