The Westchester County Association (WCA) announced today its Community Partnership with the Westchester Biotech Project (WBP), a consortium dedicated to stimulating knowledge-sharing and collaboration among researchers, engineers, and data scientists from companies and institutions across the region. Ongoing programs will launch this spring, leading to the Innovation in Research Symposium on October 26 at New York Medical College.
A new Steering Committee for the Westchester County Association’s Smart Growth for Gigabit initiative was announced today by William M. Mooney, Jr., President and CEO of the Westchester County Association.
The Committee will oversee bringing gigabit-speed broadband to Westchester, beginning with its four largest cities, by giving guidance to the effort, as well as raising seed funding to pave the way for this needed infrastructure.
The committee is comprised of “some of the most informed, respected, and enterprising individuals in our midst,” Mr. Mooney said in his announcement. Mr. Mooney said that the Committee held its first meeting and anticipates that in May, an RFP for a national consultant to assess the county’s current infrastructure, market realities, and help determine the best course of action to bring gigabit broadband into the county will be issued.
The gloves were off at the WCA’s annual Breakfast with the County Executive when Westchester County Executive Rob Astorio took on what he described as the “fake news coming out of Albany.” But all was not contentious; the Smart Growth panel that followed Astorino’s State-of-the-County address, projected an optimistic picture of growth for Westchester in 2017. Here are the highlights:
(White Plains, NY....November 10, 2016)... Blair Levin, the nation’s foremost authority on broadband, spoke at a luncheon in Westchester County today, and painted a bright picture of what the county will gain from the gigabit broadband initiative recently launched by the Westchester County Association (WCA), the county’s preeminent business association, and four of the county’s cities. Levin is a voluntary advisor for the WCA’s Smart Growth Gigabit Broadband project.