County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency

201 West Third Street, Suite 115
Jamestown, NY 14701
P: +1 716-661-8900

Broadband

Broadband For All - New York State is investing $500M into a new Broadband Program that provides funding for high-speed internet access to unserved areas across the state. The New NY Broadband Program has made significant progress toward achieving its nation-leading goal of broadband for all. By the end of 2018, 97% of New Yorkers will have the broadband access required to succeed in a 21st century economy. 

Energy Utilities

New Yorkers have the opportunity to shop for their electricity provider. The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) started by ‘unbundling’ your energy bill, separating charges for delivering energy to your home or business from charges for the energy itself.

It’s in the energy, or commodity, charges that you can choose an alternate provider. Alternate electric providers, known as Energy Service Companies, or ESCOs, in New York, compete for you business in most utility areas, including National Grid & New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG).

In New York, each utility continues to offer what is called ‘default service,’ or service to customers who have never shopped for an energy provider. This default service serves as a benchmark for pricing in the market.

Chautauqua County has multiple municipally owned power providers which supply a less expensive alternative compared to those connected to the grid. Municipal power providers are located in Brocton, Westfield, and the largest is in Jamestown.The City of Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' Electric Generating Station is one of the oldest and most successful municipal power plants in the country. In addition, the Jamestown BPU is the largest of 47 municipally-owned and operated utilities in New York State.
 
  • To learn more about the rates from National Grid, please click here.
  • To learn more about rates from New York State Electric & Gas, please click here.

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* Best efforts, no guaranteed speed.
  Consumer Down Up Business Down Up
All Broadband Yes 1000 1000 Yes 1000 1000
Providers (21)
  Consumer Down Up Business Down Up
Allied Telecom Group, LLC No 0 0 Yes 10 10
Berkshire Telephone Corp. Yes 50 5 Yes 50 5
Cassadaga Telephone Corporation Yes 50 5 No 0 0
Charter Communications, Inc. Yes 940 35 Yes 1000 1000
Chautauqua & Erie Telephone Corporation Yes 50 10 Yes 50 10
DFT Local Service Corporation Yes 24 12 Yes * *
Dunkirk and Fredonia Telephone Company Yes 50 50 No 0 0
EagleZip.com LLC Yes 20 5 Yes * *
EarthLink Business, LLC No 0 0 Yes 1.50 1.50
Empire Long Distance Corporation Yes 1000 50 Yes * *
GCI Communication Corp. No 0 0 Yes * *
HNS License Sub, LLC Yes 25 3 Yes * *
Level 3 Communications, LLC No 0 0 Yes 1000 1000
MCI Communications Corporation No 0 0 Yes 1.50 1.50
PAETEC Communications, Inc. No 0 0 Yes 200 8
PanTerra Networks Inc. No 0 0 Yes 10 10
Taconic Telephone Corp. Yes 1000 1000 Yes 1000 1000
Verizon New York Inc. Yes 15 1 Yes * *
ViaSat, Inc. Yes 100 4 Yes * *
VSAT Systems, LLC Yes 2 1.30 Yes 2 1.30
Windstream New York, Inc. Yes 200 16 Yes 100 8
Technologies (9)
  Consumer Down Up Business Down Up
ADSL2, ADSL2+ Yes 100 50 Yes 100 8
Asymmetric xDSL Yes 75 8 Yes 100 8
Cable Modem – DOCSIS 3.0 Yes 50 5 Yes 50 5
Cable Modem – DOCSIS 3.1 Yes 940 35 Yes * *
Optical Carrier / Fiber to the end user Yes 1000 1000 Yes 1000 1000
Other Copper Wireline No 0 0 Yes 45 45
Satellite Yes 100 4 Yes 2 1.30
Terrestrial Fixed Wireless Yes 24 5 Yes * *
VDSL Yes 100 10 Yes 100 10
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Starting in 2012 the U.S. Energy Information Agency reduced the reporting requirements for “small utilities”. These utilities now submit just totals. No sector data is available after 2011 for these small utilities.
Natural gas prices are only available at the state level. Prices are average prices for the reporting period. EIA does not maintain data on the service territory of natural gas utilities.

Natural Gas Data (Price Per Thousand Cubic Feet)

State Commercial Residential Industrial
New York $6.85 $11.20 $6.62