What is the New NY Broadband Program?

The New NY Broadband Program is the nation’s largest and most ambitious state investment in broadband expansion. The Program allocates State grant funding to qualified Internet service providers to support projects capable of delivering high-speed Internet access to Unserved and Underserved areas of New York State at speeds of 100 Megabits-per-second (Mbps) in most areas, and 25 Mbps in the most remote areas. The Program funds up to 80% of capital expenditures for the construction of new or upgraded broadband networks, the vast majority of which utilize Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), with a required private-sector co-investment. To date, the Program has formed public-private partnerships with 34 companies across the State, from family-owned telephone companies to nationally recognized telecom firms.