Madison County ReConnect Broadband Project
**Please note that this page will be updated as we have more information and the project moves forward. Last update: November 3, 2023*
On November 3, 2023, Madison County held a hut placement ceremony in the Town of Sullivan. Construction of the 269 mile long fiber optic network is officially underway. Please see map below for the 3 Phases of this project.
PFSA's (Proposed Funded Service Areas):
Current Status of Project:
November 3, 2023 - Madison County placed the first hut, which houses the equipment for the fiber optic network, in the Town of Sullivan marking the beginning of Phase 1 construction.
June 2023 - Madison County has been working to secure agreements with localities for placement of Huts to house the fiber network. And is currently working on pole attachment agreements with power companies.
October 19, 2022 - Fielding the backbone of the fiber network is complete. Madison County is beginning applications for pole attachment agreements.
September 21, 2022 - Madison County has awarded an RFP to Graybar for Fiber Optic Cable.
July 6, 2022 - Engineers from NY Engineering Services were out in the community surveying poles and the route for the fiber backbone. The engineers have been out since June 12 and are currently working to survey the section of the network that will run between Oneida, Wampsville, Canastota, Chittenango and Cazenovia.
May 31, 2022 - Madison County, Empire Access, New York Engineering Services, and ECC Technologies held a construction kickoff meeting. In the coming weeks a full construction schedule will be announced. This process will take a few years to complete, but it is moving forward.
May 10, 2022 - Board of Supervisors Award Contract for broadband network operation to Empire Long Distance.
May 10, 2022 - Board of Supervisors approve using $3.3 mil of Fund Balance to pay for the Madison County share of the USDA Reconnect Grant to build the FTTP Broadband Network. By using fund balance that we currently have, it will save residents hundreds of thousands if the County had bonded the project.
Madison County ReConnect Project Map:
Phase 1: Beginning November 2023
- Sullivan, Chittenango, Lenox, Canastota, Lincoln, Oneida, Stockbridge, Fenner, Cazenovia, and Smithfield
Phase 2: Beginning May 2024
- Munnsville, Morrisville, Eaton, Nelson, Lebanon, Hamilton, Georgetown, and DeRuyter
Phase 3: Beginning May 2025
- Madison and Brookfield
**All dates are tentative. As construction is completed, those areas will be able to begin receiving service.**