The New NY Broadband Program
Creating a Broadband Infrastructure Network
Matching Private Sector Investments
The $500 million program, funded through capital resources from bank settlements, incentivized the private sector to expand high-speed broadband access in underserved and unserved areas.
Unprecedented Broadband Speed
The program called for applications for funding to provide access to broadband at speeds of at least 100 megabits per second (Mbps) (download) in most places, and 25 Mbps (download) in the most remote, unserved parts of the State. Priority was given to applications that will provide broadband to unserved communities, libraries, and Educational Opportunity Centers.
Closing the Final Gap
Round III of the New NY Broadband Program has provided the last mile funding needed to bring high-speed internet access to New Yorkers in every corner of the state for the first time in history.
The New NY Broadband Program ranks number one in the nation for broadband activity and investment.
$212 million in New NY Broadband Program Round II grants have been awarded to projects across Upstate New York. Learn more about the projects coming to your area.
The $341 million Round III investment in the New NY Broadband program provides the last mile funding to ensure high-speed internet access for all New Yorkers.
What People Are Saying
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Executive Director of Computers for Children in Buffalo
Co-owner of Swain Resort, Allegany County
Empire State Development President and CEO
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