Notice – Public Hearing December 17, 2016 to Consider General Project Plan MTC Cable Broadband Upgrade Capital Project


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the New York State Urban Development Corporation, doing business as Empire State Development (“ESD” or the “Corporation”), pursuant to Section 16(2) of the New York State Urban Development Corporation Act (Chapter 174, Section 1, Laws of 1968, as amended) (the “Act”), has adopted a General Project Plan (the “Plan”) with respect to the MTC Cable Broadband Upgrade Capital Project (the “Project”) on November 17, 2016.  Copies of the Plan are available without charge to any person who shall make a request for the same at the office of the Corporation.  The Corporation will file such Plan in the offices of the Delaware County Clerk; the Andes, Middletown and Roxbury Town Clerks; and the Margaretville and Fleischmanns Village Clerks.  A copy of the Plan is also on file at the principal office of the Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017, and is available for inspection by the general public Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The Project will deploy an HFC Network, which is engineered to deliver 100 Mbps residential service, as well as up to 200 Mbps business class services within the towns of Andes, Middletown, and Roxbury; Villages of Fleishmanns and Margaretville by Heart of the Catskills Communications, Inc. (d/b/a MTC Cable).  This network will upgrade approximately 217-miles of facilities serving existing customers to meet New York State’s broadband service goals and objectives. Installation of 22-miles of new HFC facilities will extend broadband availability to residents not currently served by the HFC network. Total Project costs are expected to be approximately $1,749,922.  ESD proposes to make a $1,224,946 grant to Heart of the Catskills Communications, Inc. (d/b/a MTC Cable) to assist in the financing of the Project.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that, in accordance with Section 16(2) of the Act, a public hearing, open to all persons, will be held by the Corporation at the Town of Roxbury- Town Hall, Conference Room, 53690 State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY 12474 on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, to consider the Plan.

DATED:   Tuesday, December 6, 2016
New York, New York
New York State Urban Development Corporation
By:  Eileen McEvoy, Corporate Secretary