After six years of negotiating, residents on Mileblock Road in the Town of Brant will receive the services of Time Warner Cable, at no cost to the town whatsoever.
A total of approximately 45 homes will now have the opportunity to Time Warner Cable and the services they provide, be it internet, phone and/or cable.
“It’s been a long time coming that we have been trying to get cable down Mileblock Road,” said Supervisor Leonard Pero. “There’s Fullone Trucking as well as a number of other businesses down there that need cable to do their business, to go online and things of that nature.”
“They came all the way down Cain Road, which was part of me getting them to Mileblock. I had them go from the North Collins line on Route 249 to Mileblock around three years ago. Then two years ago they went down Cain, but for Mileblock, they kept telling me it was going to cost them (Time Wanrer) thousands and thousands of dollars to complete because of the house density, which was not as high as it needed to be for them, mostly because of the distance between the homes and residences.”
It was Pero’s persistence that brought this six-year battle to a positive conclusion.
“As I kept on pushing and kept on negotiating, telling them that we were going to lose some businesses on Mileblock, I got the call from Cathy Andelora that they were planning on moving forward with bringing their cable services to Mileblock, and that they had the paperwork set and in motion.”
“I stayed on Time Warner because I fight for everything I can for the residents of this Town. Everything that I can get done for this community, I will do, and I will fight for.”I’m proud that Time Warner came through on this, I’m very proud they came through for our community.”
As far as a timeline goes, Time Warner has told the town that all of the necessary permits are currently being obtained, and Pero optimistically said “I’d like to say by the fall,” in terms of installation.
“The residents on Mileblock deserve this service.”