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. Broadband providers will contribute, on average, at least 50% of the capital needed.
Unprecedented Broadband Speed
Broadband providers must make internet speeds of at least 100 Mbps available, with funding priority given to those delivering the highest speeds at the lowest cost. In limited cases, providers may offer 25 Mbps speeds to the most remote unserved and underserved areas of the state.
Local Input to Guide Development
Each Regional Economic Development Council will identify unserved and underserved areas; aggregate demand across all sectors; detail the most cost-effective means to provide universal access; and leverage state-owned assets where possible.
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
Allegany County Board of Legislators Chairman
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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