- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is making a swing through northern New York to promote high-speed internet access in rural areas.

Gillibrand is stopping in Glens Falls and Plattsburgh on Wednesday to promote a bill designed to narrow the so-called broadband gap in rural areas. The legislation would create a new program combining grants and loans to shore up the high-speed broadband infrastructure.

Gillibrand says almost 48,000 North Country residents lack access to a high-speed internet connection, as well as close to 24,500 Capital District residents.

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