The Plan: The New NY Broadband Program
Matching Private Sector Investments
The $500 million program, funded through capital resources from bank settlements, will incentivize the private sector to expand high-speed broadband access in underserved and unserved areas.
Unprecedented Broadband Speed
The program calls 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 is given to applications that will provide broadband to unserved communities, libraries, and Educational Opportunity Centers.
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.
What People Are Saying
Empire State Development Executive Vice President of Broadband and Innovation
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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