Cayuga County seat, Auburn, NY, adds another top ranking – #1 among U.S. cities with the fastest internet speeds – to its list of accolades. In 2010, Forbes magazine ranked Auburn #1 in the Northeast Region for the “best small city to raise a family.” Now, according to a PCMag study completed by the publication’s readers from June 1 to June 17, Auburn has internet download and upload speeds that are much higher than the nationwide broadband standard set by the Federal Communications Commission.
In the Auburn area, the FCC reports that Verizon Fios has download speeds of 940 megabits per second and upload speeds of 880 megabits per second. Along with exceptional telecommunications services, Auburn has access to a variety of electricity and gas providers including alternative energy options. Visit our Utilities Page for more information about the infrastructure available to businesses throughout Cayuga County.
Thinking of locating your business here? Take a look at our Featured Sites Page for details on available sites. Auburn has a newly designated federal Opportunity Zone located in the city’s northwest quadrant. Businesses can take advantage of tax breaks and can eliminate tax on future capital gains, if they make a long-term investment within this designated area.
There are so many reasons to make Cayuga County and Auburn, NY, your place for business. Auburn may be dubbed “History’s Hometown”, but it is constantly moving forward. High-speed internet along with its high-profile past, affordable and easy lifestyle, spirit of innovation, and beautiful open space make this Central New York city a smart choice to live, work, and play.