Media Center

Welcome to the NYS Broadband Program Office Media Center where you will find the latest news on how New York State government is working to close the digital divide that exists throughout our State. Through our press releases, publications, newsletters and reports, we provide our visitors with information on our state’s efforts to ensure affordable high-speed broadband services are available to all New Yorkers.


April 18, 2018
Presented by Jeffrey Nordhaus, Executive Vice President, Broadband and Innovation, Empire State Development
May 4, 2017
Presented by Jim Stegeman, President, CostQuest
May 4, 2017
Presented by Dave Cramer, Carol McTague, and Karen Geduldig, Office of Telecommunications, NYS Department of Public Service

Press Releases

August 12, 2019

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the authorization of more... Read more

July 9, 2019

1,758 residences and businesses now have access to new, faster Internet... Read more

July 9, 2019

More than 7,000 addresses now have access to new, faster Internet speeds

Broadband: Deploying America’s 21st Century Infrastructure

The Federal Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Communications and Technology, held a hearing on March 21, 2017 to discuss national broadband deployment, and discussed the success of the New NY Broadband Program. The Broadband Program Office’s own cost modeling expert, Jim Stegeman, President of CostQuest, testified before the Communications and Technology subcommittee. Jim Stegeman is an industry leader in network-cost models used by wireline and wireless companies, as well as State and government agencies, in support of broadband deployment analysis. Below is a clip from that hearing. To view the full hearing, click here.