The Daily Feeman is reporting that Ulster County and a technology company in Stone Ridge are applying for a $4 million grant to bring high speed internet access to the most rural parts of Ulster County. Their plan is to bring high speed access to unserved and underserved remote areas in parts of Denning, Hardenburgh, Olive, Rochester, Shandaken, Shawangunk, Wawarsing and Woodstock.
Bringing internet access to these more secluded areas would present a huge opportunity to attract more weekend and second home owners to these beautiful, but less populated areas of Ulster County. Having high speed internet access could allow telecommuters to extend their weekends and work remotely by using their laptop and internet connection. It would also encourage others to become full-time residents since working almost completely from home is becoming more and more accepted by companies in the metro NYC area.