Canisteo Village Board Paves Way For New Cable Service

Canisteo Village Board

December 1st, 2014


Canisteo, N.Y. – The Canisteo village board held a public hearing last night on providing a new internet, television, and telephone service and then passed a resolution allowing them to proceed. The board heard from vice president/general manager Brian Ketchum of Empire Access located in Prattsburgh, N.Y. Empire Access is to be direct competition to TWC services in the village. Ketchum explained that the service will run all new fiber optic cable to each household that will carry 100 megabytes of data per second download speeds. Also subscribers will have a choice between two different television providers, one from Pennsylvania and one from New York.  Village Mayor Bill Tucker commented, “It will be great for the village residents to have a choice.”  When asked by our WLEA news department about savings over the competitor, Ketchum replied, “at least $30 in savings when purchasing all three services.”



Also the board heard a report from trustee Tim Harkenrider about the financial state of the village. Harkenrider stated, “The village is fiscally sound at the present with $386,000 in reserve funds in the bank.”


In other news Mayor Tucker was happy to report that the North Hornell Street Bridge has been completed at a total cost of $86,000 and the entire bill will be covered by the C.H.I.P.S. program.
The last resolution passed was the appointments of these firemen to the following positions:

Chief – Jeff Chase

First Assistant Chief – Dave Woodworth

Second Assistant Chief – Brent Bixby

Fire Captians – Don Merring, Dan Oles, Anthony Westbrook