U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $8.2 million in federal funding is awarded to expand high-speed, broadband internet access in Delaware County. The grant goes to Hancock Telephone Company and is expected to provide broadband service to over 1,100 homes and business around the Town of Hancock. It’s part of the Federal Communications Commission’s Alternative Connect America Cost Model that supports small, rural carriers whose costs of providing broadband service are high.